Graduate Student Travel Fund

Each year, arts, sciences, and engineering graduate students travel to professional conferences, both within the United States and abroad, to present their research to colleagues in their respective fields. Travel funding for these graduate student trips is made possible by the AS&E Graduate Student Travel Fund.

Eligible students may apply for an annual award of either:

  • up to $400 to present their work at a conference or professional meeting, or
  • up to $200 to attend a conference or professional meeting without presenting.

Funding is limited, and applications are reviewed on a first-come first-serve basis. Students are encouraged to apply early and may apply before acceptance to the conference to receive tentative funding contingent upon confirmation of their acceptance and attendance. There are two rounds of application submission:

Round 1: July through December – all applications for travel between July and December are accepted as early as February 16, and must be received by October 15.

Round 2: January through June – all applications for travel between January and June are accepted as early as October 16 of the prior year, and must be received by February 15.

Applications received after the deadline will be considered only if funds are available.  To read the guidelines for eligibility and to apply for funding, please go to Tufts AS&E Graduate Student Travel Fund Guidelines & Application.

The Graduate Student Travel Fund is sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering, and the Graduate Student Council.