UGGS sponsors two types of student grants:
Individual Travel Grants and Student Group Grants.
There are two grant series per academic year, one each semester.
The United Government of Graduate Students (UGGS) awards funding (up to $300) to individual graduate students each academic semester to support travel to academic conferences, meetings, or other events related to the student's studies. Students are eligible to receive travel aid only once in their tenure as a CU-Boulder graduate student. This allows more students a chance to get funding. Please review the Policy and example essays below. Please note that students from departments with high participation at UGGS assembly meetings (attended 75% or more of the meetings in the previous semester) will receive 5 points of their application grade based on such attendance.
Thank you to our Spring 2016 travel grant committee consisting of reps from APS, ATLS, ATOC, CLAS, EBIO, EDUC, LAW, LING, MUSM, PHYS, and PSYC
The United Government of Graduate Student (UGGS) facilitates the efforts and initiatives of CU-Boulder graduate students working toward the betterment of the university environment and/or the broader communities in which they live and work through financial support for these student groups each academic semester. As such, UGGS offers a limited number of grants (up to $750) to CU-Boulder student groups that advance and enrich the graduate student experience at CU. Please review the Policy below.
Representative example of previous winners
These charts depict a representative example of the proportion of individual travel grant applications we receive and awarded to each college per academic year (taken from spring 2012). Data are presented for the entire academic year rather than for each round of grants because conferences and workshops are held at different times throughout the year for different disciplines.