There are multiple sources of funding for student travel. Funding can be provided to an individual or to a student group traveling to a conference. It is best to start the process at least six weeks prior to the date of travel. 

Generally, students should apply to all possible funding sources.

Note that travel for a class (e.g., seminar trip) generally should be approached through a coordinated request on behalf of the whole class to the Student Fee Committee.  

Center for Student Involvement (CSI) 

Funding through sources administered by CSI (the center for all CU Boulder campus student groups) may be available for student group travel. Information on applying for funding through CSI is available here: (please contact CSI directly with any questions). 

The link to CSI’s BuffConnect site, where you need to submit a travel budget request is here: After entering the request, please export and save the budget request as a PDF. 

Student Fee Committee (SFC)

The law student activity fee paid each semester by law students is administered by the law school Student Fee Committee, and a portion of this is dedicated to student conference travel. SFC funding for conference travel is capped at $500 per person and $1500 per trip. In order to apply for funding through the SFC, please complete this form: Please also send a copy of the budget request (that you submitted to CSI) to Dean Dimock ( 

United Government of Graduate Students (UGGS)

UGGS is a possible source of funding for conference travel for individual graduate students traveling to academic conferences, meetings, or events related to their studies. Each year, grants open at the beginning of each semester, and there is only one application window per semester. Students are eligible to receive travel aid only once in their tenure as a CU Boulder graduate student. UGGS travel grant policies and procedures and example essays can be found here.

Questions? Contact Student Affairs.