Conference Travel Grants

Conference Travel Grants

Division of the Humanities Conference Reimbursement Grant
Application deadline: rolling

The Division of the Humanities Conference Reimbursement Grant provides up to $400 in reimbursement to doctoral and masters students for eligible travel expenses to present their work at an academic conference.

Eligibility: Doctoral or masters students in the Division of the Humanities who present a conference paper (or, for MFA students, in an exhibition). Doctoral students may receive the grant a maximum of three times in their graduate careers, but only once in any given academic year (academic years begin in Summer quarter). Master’s students may receive the grant a maximum of one time in their graduate careers.

Eligible expenses:

Airfare (economy or coach only)
Train fare (economy or coach only)
Bus fare
Gas fare (based on mileage)
Car rental

All conference grant reimbursements must be supported by adequate documentation, which consists of four parts: receipts, proof of participation (such as a program or letter of invitation), a completed Humanities Conference Grant Application Form, and a completed Student Certification for Business Related Travel Reimbursement.  More detailed instructions, as well as the two forms required, can be found below.

Requests for reimbursement will not be processed until all supporting documentation is received.  All application materials should be submitted electronically to

Students who receive their reimbursement prior to attending a conference must provide proof of attendance following the conference. This should be submitted to, and may include a final conference program or booklet (scanned copy or link) showing conference participation or schedule of events. Pictures or other documentation may also be accepted.

Should your plans change and you do not attend the conference, any funds received prior to the event will need to be paid back to the Division by check or money order. Please contact or reply to this email for instructions should this occur. Failure to return money from this grant is considered theft and is a University policy violation, which would be addressed by Area Discipline per the Student Manual.


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