Travel Grants

ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW TRAVEL GRANT OPPORTUNITY

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The UAF Graduate School announces an opportunity for graduate students in good standing to apply by June 6, 2014  for grants to partially cover expenses for travel that will substantially further their education.

Guidelines are as follows:

Students enrolled in UAF Masters and Doctoral degree programs are eligible.

  • Students must be in good academic standing (GPA > 3.0 and all Graduate School paperwork current and on file with the Graduate School [this includes a current, satisfactory Annual  Report of Committee required of all second and more year students]).
  • Travel must be to present a paper at a professional meeting or workshop, participate in an art or musical performance, attend a field school or short course, or undertake some critical collaboration that must be face-to-face. The trip should contribute directly to the student’s graduate education, research, and/or acquaintance with her/his broader professional community.
  • Travel must begin between July 1 and October 31, 2014.
  • Funds will be transferred to the student’s department when the application is approved so that they can be used to purchase tickets and/or pay registration fees prior to the trip. If the student does not use all of the money awarded, remaining funds are to be returned to the Graduate School.
  • The amounts available will be as follows: $500 for travel within Alaska (exception: $1000 for field schools within Alaska) ; $1000 for trips to the rest of US and Canada; $2000 for international travel (except Canada).
  • Applications are due at the Graduate School by close of business on Friday, June 6  and will be reviewed by committee as quickly as possible thereafter.
  • Because this travel period is in the start of the next fiscal year, the budget is still not known in detail. We will likely have to restrict awards to a few of exceptional merit.
  • Some students have requested making the list of awardees public. The new application form provides a place to check if you agree to be listed as an awardee if you are successful. Whether you agree or not will have no effect on the decision about your application.

Application Procedure (paperless)

Please read the entire set of instructions before proceeding to the electronic form.

  • Fill out this form. In addition a section describing the proposed trip, note that there are two sections adapted from the normal NSF review procedure: Intellectual merit: What new things will you learn and/or what original results, concepts, or methodology will you contribute? Why are you especially qualified to take advantage of this opportunity? Broader impacts: How do you expect this trip to benefit your career and the work of colleagues with whom you will be interacting?
  • Attach an e-file of a flyer or other document/URL describing the meeting, performance event, or field school.
  • Attach an e-file memo from your advisor endorsing your application and stating that you are making fully satisfactory progress towards your degree.
  • Submit the application to the Graduate School. If you have questions, please call or email Juan Goula at 474-5960 or jagoula@alaska.edu .

This grant will likely be less than your actual expenses. The intent is to make it feasible for many students to travel, not to pay the entire cost for a few. You are responsible for obtaining the balance needed, which may include using your own funds.

Good success!   The UAF Graduate School

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