The Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) 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: The GPSG Travel Grant is different from the Graduate School Student Travel Grant. Applying to GPSG Travel Grant does not affect your eligibility to apply to the the other.
- Travel Grants 101
- Travel Grant Rules and Procedures
- Travel Grant Essay Grading Rubric
- Example Essay #1
- Example Essay #2
International Students - Please assure that you are permitted to receive a travel grant and make sure that you will not receive extra taxes on the grants (checkout this link)
There are two grant series per academic year, one each semester. The next grant application period is planned to be open in the first two weeks of the Spring semester and it will cover the spring and summer conferences. We will announce it on the GPSG website and bulletins as time approaches. Stay tuned!
Important Note: All domestic and international travel must be approved prior to booking a trip. All university funding must be approved and follow the rules of the Procurement Service Center. Any travel that is not approved and booked properly cannot be funded through a GPSG travel grant at this time.
Currently all university funding must be approved and follow the rules of the Procurement Service Center. If you plan to use your grant money for travel expenses, you need to work with Center for Student Involvement (CSI) ahead of time before purchasing your flight ticket. Any travel that is not approved and not booked properly cannot be funded through a GPSG travel grant at this time. PSC website for further information on internet airfare can be found here: https://www.cu.edu/psc/internet-airfare
Please contact our Director of Finance if you have any questions at email@example.com. (Please be patient as we may receive a lot of emails during the grant application dates.)