Graduate Funding for Conferences
Posted: 1/31/2017 (Funding)
The University of Washington offers graduate students two major sources of funding for travel to conferences at which they will present or speak:
- The Graduate & Professional Student Senate Travel Grants award up to $300 for domestic conference travel or up to $500 for international conference travel. Students may only receive these awards once every three years, with a maximum of two awards throughout their UW career. Applications for these grants are made directly by the student – make sure to carefully review the application instructions and deadlines at the link above.
- The Graduate School Fund for Excellence & Innovation also awards up to $300 for domestic conference travel or up to $500 for international conference travel. Students may receive this award only once every other year, and priority is given to students who have not previously received the award. Students cannot apply directly for these grants – an application must be made by your department on your behalf, and each department may have internal policies and procedures governing when and for whom they will request an award.
Postdoctoral researchers are eligible to apply for similar conference travel awards from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, which offer $300 for regional travel or $600 for national or international travel. More information and alternatives are available below.