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Travel Grants

Graduate School

Poster presentation

Students are encouraged to present their research at major regional, national, and international conferences. The Graduate School Travel Grant to Present Research will provide up to $500 in travel support for graduate students presenting their research at major meetings and conferences. Students may apply for one travel grant per budget year (July 1-June 30) for domestic or international travel. Students are allowed a total of three travel grants during their tenure at Vanderbilt.

Applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start of travel. Please see the link below for the full grant instructions and eligibility requirements.


Russell G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Institute

The GLI Travel Grants have been re-branded as Professional Development & Training Grants in an effort to support a wider variety of opportunities for students. The GLI will provide up to $1000 of support for graduate students seeking professional development and training opportunities to further develop their academic and professional skills. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to, training workshops, short courses, conferences (where the student has not submitted an abstract*), etc. Additional details are available on the GLI website and on the 2020 application


Graduate Student Council

The Graduate Student Council offers a  travel grant  up to $500 given to five students each semester.  The travel awards are intended to aid students in covering travel expenses related to attending academic conferences, symposia, workshops, etc. Funds are only available to students who will be presenting personal research.  To qualify, students must be active members of GSC. All travel funds must be approved by the GSC travel award committee prior to the conference. 


Programs & Departments

Many programs and departments are interested in financially assisting and encouraging their students to present their research. Check with your director of graduate studies or program coordinator to determine if there is funding available from your department.