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2017 GPSS Travel Grants: Spring Application
What is a Travel Grant?

In an effort to help improve graduate and professional student life at the University of Washington, the GPSS Travel Grants Program contributes funds to qualifying individuals’ travel expenses for active conference participation in the US and abroad. This is done in an effort to facilitate and promote the intellectual and professional development of graduate and professional students at the University of Washington, but also to encourage mutually beneficial interaction among students and GPSS senators. GPSS travel grants further contribute to the strengthening of the University and its increased prominence in the greater scholarly community through the broadening of students’ personal and academic development through exposure to the work of others elsewhere. Students whose conference participation might otherwise be unfunded, have strong academic credentials and are making fair progress towards their respective degrees are encouraged to apply. Each award will be for $300 domestic and $500 international.


UW (Seattle) graduate and professional students enrolled and in good standing may apply for this travel grant. Active participation (presenting a paper or poster, chairing a session or panel, etc.) at an academic conference is required and proof of acceptance is required with this application (see below). Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 to be considered.

Students may apply for this grant up to one term before participating in the conference event, during the term of participation. Students may not apply for funding if their conference/event will occur before the quarter deadline (Exceptions listed below in the "Deadline" section). Only one application per conference event/presentation is permitted, however. Though students may apply only once per conference event, one may apply many times as they like during their UW student career for different events/presentations. One may only receive GPSS travel funding once every three years (with a maximum of two awards during one’s UW student career).

The Application

The following items are all required for an application to be considered complete. Applications missing any component below will not be considered.

1. Online application
2. Faculty recommendation
3. Transcript (emailed to

The GPSS Travel Grant Committee realized that there are some applicants who have been ineligible in the past if they receive less than three months notice for their conference. The committee will open an early application period in Winter and Spring quarter to try to accommodate those whose conferences occurs in the three weeks prior to the deadline and two weeks after the deadline.

Questions? Please contact the GPSS Budget Specialist at or the GPSS Treasurer at

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