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.
Please see the links below for the full grant instructions and eligibility requirements.
- Travel between July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022: 2021-2022 Travel Grant Application
- Travel between July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023: 2022-2023 Travel Grant Application
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.