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.
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 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.
|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
College of Veterinary Medicine
College of Social Work
Tickle College of Engineering
Haslam College of Business
College of Communication and Information
Herbert College of Agriculture
College of Architecture and Design
College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences
College of Law
College of Nursing