Travel Funding

This page is intended to assist current doctoral students find the necessary funding to travel to conferences and scholarly events.

There are three travel awards for the PhD students:

(1) The LAS PhD Student Travel Award – Up to $500 – This award is processed by the Department. The application form should be downloaded, typed out, printed and signed by student's advisor and DGS. At that time, it should be sent to the department's business manager, Amy Liu, for processing reimbursement until the student completes travel. In the meantime, the department has added more funds into this award, which will be dispersed on a first-come first-serve basis.

(2) The Graduate Student Presenter Awards are intended to help graduate students defray costs associated with presenting research at scholarly meetings or conferences, (e.g., registration and/or travel expenses).

(3) The Graduate Student Council Travel Award. The UIC Graduate Student Council Travel Award is available to students actively participating in academic or professional meetings. To eligible applicants, the GSC gives awards of up to $275, which may be used for reimbursement of transportation, lodging, registration, and meal costs. Click here for more details.