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Travel Awards

The mission of the Graduate Student Senate Travel Awards is to advance the interests of UT graduate and professional students and promote the research created at UT by easing the student’s financial burden of travel.

The Graduate Student Senate Travel Award is administered by the Office of the Dean of Students in cooperation with the Graduate Student Senate (GSS) and the dean of the Graduate School. Allocations from this fund provide travel awards for University of Tennessee graduate students attending professional meetings to present original research. The awards, distributed three times a year, are made on the basis of both need and merit, and allow for partial reimbursement of transportation, lodging, and conference expenses.

Travel award requests must be filed using the current Graduate Student Senate Travel Awards application. Review the process, application, and deadline dates below.


This year, we will be accepting only online applications. If you have already started working on the printed application or cannot fill out the online application, please email the GSS Travel Awards chair at gsstravel@utk.edu. Applications must still include the signatures on the paper copy emailed upon completion of the application.

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Review Process

Workshop Presentation


In order for your application to be complete, it must be received by the Dean of Students Office no later than 5 p.m. on the day of the application deadline. If you have any question about the GSS Travel Fund Application process, please contact gsstravel@utk.edu.

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 A&S and EHHS All Other Colleges
Fall: September 1 – December 31, 2017 August 21, 2017 August 28, 2017
Spring: January 1 – April 30, 2018 November 20, 2017 November 27, 2017
Summer: May 1 – August 31, 2018 April 2, 2018 April 9, 2018


These workshops are offered by the GSS to help you better understand the Travel Awards application process, and make sure your application has all the information needed.

View the breakdown of Travel award info in this handy workshop guide.

Check the GSS Event Calendar for upcoming workshop dates.

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