Travel Funding for PhD Students

You are encouraged to apply to multiple funding sources. It would be wrong to claim reimbursement from two sources for the same expense. So when you apply for travel funding, you are implicitly promising that any funds you receive will be used for the purpose for which they were approved, and that you will not be reimbursed from any other source for the covered expenses.


Travel funding from the department is restricted to students giving talks or presenting a poster on their work. Summer schools and intensive workshops at national institutes generally qualify for funding also. Students are required to request support from their adviser.

Amount of funding: $2,000 per Academic Year. 
Eligibility requirements: You must be a current PhD student in good standing in the Department of Statistics.
Application procedure: Complete the application form.
Application deadline: Apply as early as possible before your trip. Retroactive applications will not be considered.
After funding is approved: Please check with the Main Office about procedures for paying directly for transportation and conference registration, getting receipts, and claiming for accommodation and other expenses.
After the trip: complete the reimbursement form and bring it with your receipts to the Statistics Business Office in 151 Computing Applications Building. Receipts must be original itemized receipts in order to be accepted. Receipts for airfare and lodging must be fully itemized 


See the Graduate College website for application guidelines. To be considered, complete the application form by one week ahead of the Graduate College deadline. Write "Graduate College Conference Travel Award" in the comments box on the application form.