The mission of the Graduate Student Senate Travel Awards is to advance the interests of UTK graduate and professional students and promote the research created at UTK by easing the student’s financial burden of travel.
The Graduate Student Senate in cooperation with the Dean of Students and the Dean of Graduate Studies awards funding for graduate and professional students to travel, present work, and participate at scholarly conferences and events. Three travel award announcements are made throughout the year, designed to roughly coincide with the academic term periods. These awards are based on financial need and are given to provide partial reimbursement of certain allowable expenses such as transportation, lodging and registration expenses. Applications are considered by a committee composed of graduate students, faculty members, and university administrators.
In order to be considered for a travel award, your application must be filled out completely and returned to the Office of the Dean of Students with the required supporting materials. Travel award applications should be given to whomever in your department is responsible for handling requests for travel reimbursement; usually this person will be one of your department’s administrative assistants.
THIS YEAR, WE WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTING ONLINE APPLICATIONS. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY STARTED WORKING ON THE PRINTED APPLICATION OR CANNOT FILL OUR THE ONLINE APPLICATION, PLEASE EMAIL THE GSS TRAVEL AWARDS CHAIR (email@example.com). APPLICANTS MUST STILL COMPLETE THE SIGNATURES ON THE PAPER COPY EMAILED UPON COMPLETION OF THE APPLICATION.
In order for your application to be complete, it must be received by the Dean of Students office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the application deadline. If you have any question about the GSS Travel Fund Application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate students in either the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) and the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (EHHS) must submit their travel applications to their respective college deans at least one week in advance of the GSS deadlines listed below.
|Travel Dates||Deadline for A&S and EHHS:||Deadline for All Other Colleges:|
|Fall: September 1 – December 31, 2016||August 15, 2016||August 22, 2016|
|Spring: January 1 – April 30, 2017||December 5, 2016||December 12, 2016|
|Summer: May 1 – August 31, 2017||April 10, 2017||April 17, 2017|