The Spring Grant Series is now open!!!

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 Spring 2016 grant series will open on 1/11/16 and will close on 1/22/16 (Student Group Grants) or 1/27/16 (Individual Travel Grants). 

  • Fall Travel Grants cover travel taking place between August and February
  • Spring Travel Grants cover travel taking place between January and September
  • Fall Group Grants covers events taking place between August and February
  • Spring Group Grants cover events taking place between January and September
  • (The Spring grant series will open on the first day of the Spring Semester and close about 3 weeks later)

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.

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.

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.