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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 Dean of the Graduate School in coordination by the Graduate Student Senate. 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. Additionally, please see the step-by-step tutorial for completing the application, including the new process for obtaining electronic signatures.

Step-by-Step Tutorial


The application for Spring 2020 Travel Awards is now open.

Apply Online Now

Review Process

Workshop Presentation


In order for your application to be complete, it must be received submitted 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 DEADLINE
Fall: September 1 – December 31, 2019 August 30, 2019
Spring: January 1 – April 30, 2020 November 18, 2019
Summer: May 1 – August 31, 2020 April 13, 2020

NOTE: SOME COLLEGES MAY HAVE EARLIER DEADLINES (e.g., Arts & Sciences, CEHHS). PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR COLLEGE TO VERIFY.


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.

Use the contact information below when forwarding your application to your college dean for their electronic signature.

College of Arts and Sciences
Robin Witherspoon
Email: rwither@utk.edu

College of Veterinary Medicine
Jim Thompson
Email: jthompson@utk.edu

College of Social Work
Lori Messinger
Email: lmessing@utk.edu

Tickle College of Engineering
Ozlem Kilic
Email: okilic@utk.edu

Haslam College of Business
Charlie Noble
Email: cnoble@utk.edu

College of Communication and Information
Mike Wirth
Email: mwirth@utk.edu

Herbert College of Agriculture
John Stier
Email: jstier1@utk.edu

College of Architecture and Design
Scott Poole
Email: deanpoole@utk.edu

College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences
David Cihak
Email: dcihak@utk.edu

College of Law
Melanie Wilson
Email: mdwilson@utk.edu

College of Nursing
Victoria Niederhauser
Email: condean@utk.edu