The Graduate School recognizes the importance of conference and research travel to your graduate education. To support graduate student professionalization, we offer the following travel and research funds.
The Graduate Council's Budget Advisory Committee oversees distribution of travel grants for doctoral students. Since applications typically exceed funds, the committee rates applicants on the following criteria:
Although all doctoral students are eligible, preference is given to doctoral students who are advanced to candidacy (ABD). Support amount limitations are:
The Graduate Council's Budget Advisory Committee meets to review applications once each semester. Applicants will be notified of the results of their application following that meeting. Grants will be made, if possible, before student travel takes place. Students may apply for expenses related to travel if travel occurred within the time periods specified below and if original receipts are provided.
Complete and submit the Foundation Travel Grant Application to the funding secretary, Office of the Graduate School, AD-134.
All applications, which must be typed or word-processed, require clear explanations of the purpose of travel, a detailed budget or expense account, and the signature of a graduate director or dissertation adviser, indicating their endorsement of the proposal.
|Application Deadlines||For Travel Between|
|Fall: 1st Friday of November||Aug 1 and Jan 31|
|Spring: 1st Friday of April||Feb 1 and July 31|
Programs are invited to encourage students to apply for the Rosa Colecchio Travel Award for Dissertation Research Enhancement when travel enhances the student's dissertation work in a way that could not be accomplished otherwise. Only doctoral students who have been admitted to candidacy are eligible to apply. Student travel is encouraged to obtain access to otherwise unobtainable:
This program cannot be used for travel to a professional meeting.
Applicants may request up to $300. One or more awards, depending on availability of funds, are made each year. Requests are reviewed by an advisory committee of faculty and graduate students appointed by the dean of The Graduate School. Awards are based on consideration of well-presented and justified need, and the merit of the project.
Complete and submit the Rosa Colecchio Application to Catherine Smith, Assistant Dean, at The Graduate School, Couper Administration Building, Room 134, by March 28, 2013. Awards are announced April 20.
This program is funded through an endowment established through the Binghamton University Foundation by the family of Rosa Romano Colecchio.
Graduate students who have received a Clark Fellowship for Diversity may apply for travel funding on a competitive basis.
Support is limited to $1000/year, with priority going to ABD students and conference travel where the applicant's name will appear on the program.
Complete the Clark Travel Grant Application and return to Catherine Smith, Assistant Dean, at The Graduate School, Couper Administration, Room 134.
All applications must be typed or word-processed and require clear explanations of the purpose of travel, a detailed budget or expense account, and the signature of a graduate director or dissertation adviser, indicating their endorsement of the proposal.
Any graduate student in good standing (as determined by The Graduate School) may apply for travel reimbursement through the Graduate Student Organization's Graduate Student Conference and Travel Research Fund (GSCTRF). If awarded, the GSCTRF reimburses students up to half of their travel expenses, with a maximum of $700 per academic year. Students can receive up to $2,000 in total GSCTRF funds during their academic careers at Binghamton University.
Complete and submit the GSCTRF application to the GSO Office, Library North 2441.
The application requires signatures from the applicant, original receipts for expenses, a detailed budget, an abstract of the presentation, and a copy of the conference program documenting the student's presentation.
Due within thirty days of the conference/trip.
The National Science Foundation-Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program strives to significantly increase the number of domestic students receiving doctoral degrees in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics, with special emphases on those population groups underrepresented in these fields. At Binghamton University, funds are available for graduate student travel to professional conferences or other research travel.
As per the grant, students seeking support from the NSF-AGEP program must be:
Complete and submit the application form to The Graduate School, Couper Administration Building, Room 134.
Your request must include an explanation of the benefits of the proposed travel and a detailed project budget. Availability of matching funds from other sources is encouraged but not required.
In addition to University sponsored funds, graduate students should explore outside funding resources with the assistance of their academic departments.
Potential resources for external funding:
Last Updated: 1/11/13