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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.


The application for Fall 2018 will open on August 1, 2018. If you 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

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In order for your application to be complete, it must be received by the Graduate School office (111 Student Services Building) 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, 2018 August 27, 2018
Spring: January 1 – April 30, 2019 November 26, 2018
Summer: May 1 – August 31, 2019 April 8, 2019

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.

Check the GSS Event Calendar for upcoming workshop dates.

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