Grants

The Fall Grant Series is currently CLOSED. It will OPEN in the Fall of 2016 on August 26th at 5pm. Have a great Summer!

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. 

  • Fall Travel Grants cover travel taking place between mid-August and mid-February
  • Spring Travel Grants cover travel taking place mid-February and mid-August
  • Fall Group Grants covers events taking place October-February
  • Spring Group Grants cover events taking place March-September

Individual Travel Grants

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 bonus points on their application score.

  • Travel Grant Policies and Procedures
  • Example Essays 

Thank you to our Spring 2014 travel grant committee consisting of reps from APS, ATLS, CLAS, EBIO, EDUC, LAW, LING, MUSM, PHYS, and PSYC

Student Group Grants

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.

  • Student Group Event Grant Policies and Procedures

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.

Graphs showing breakdown of travel applications/travel awardsGraphs showing breakdown of travel applications/travel awards