Graduate Student Travel Fund

Graduate Student Travel Fund

2022-2023 Graduate Student Travel Fund

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) recognizes the importance of having graduate students present research or a creative/artistic product to a professional body or organization. Often, funding for these endeavors is available through the graduate program, department, college, or externally funded grants. However, there are instances in which a funding source cannot be obtained and the student must pay for these travel expenses out-of-pocket. The Graduate Student Travel Fund is competitively allocated to help students with this financial burden. Due to availability of funds, not all applicants may receive an award.

Eligibility and Guidelines

  1. All graduate-level students enrolled in a doctoral or master's degree-granting program (certificate programs are not eligible).
  2. Students must be invited to present their research, scholarship, or showcase a creative/artist product at a conference or professional event. 
  3. Awardees will be given up to $600 to assist with their travel costs. Virtual conference costs are eligible for $200 awards under these guidelines. Funds will be sent via DCA to the student’s department with the expectation that the department will assist the student with travel paperwork.
  4. Students must follow all university travel policies. SGS funds cannot be used to reimburse travel expenses that are outside the scope of Rowan’s travel policy (e.g. SGS cannot provide reimbursement above the prevailing GSA meal per diem or first-class airfare).
  5. Students are limited to one Graduate Student Travel Award per academic year.
  6. Funds are to be used to reduce the financial burden on students. Priority will be given to students who anticipate paying out-of-pocket expenses. If a student's travel was funded from a grant account, Travel Awards may not be used to reimburse grants and must be returned to SGS.


Students should fill out the Application for Graduate Student Travel Funds, have it signed by a faculty sponsor who is aware of the pending travel, and e-mail the completed form to

Application Deadlines

October 5 
January 5 
April 5 
July 5 

Review Process

The School of Graduate Studies will review applications based on the eligibility criteria, applicant’s financial need, and importance of participation for the student’s academic and/or professional growth.


Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Travel Award Winners!


  • Ahmad Alfalah (engineering)
  • Jennifer McIlvaine (education)
  • Venkatsushanthan Revelli (engineering)
  • Ali Raza Khan (engineering)
  • Megan Korovich (psychology)
  • Abdelrahman Ali (engineering)
  • Ayyaz Fareed (engineering)
  • Mary Kalliny (engineering)
  • Ashith Padinhare Purakkal (engineering)
  • David Sheppard (engineering)
  • Jonathan Jin (psychology)
  • Debzani Mitra (engineering)
  • John Tkaczynski (biomedical sciences)
  • Anant Bhusal (engineering)
  • Madeline Boehning (education)
  • Arthur Anthony Reyes (biomedical sciences)
  • Ryan Hare (engineering)


  • Sean Wolff (writing arts)
  • Chloe Mortier (writing arts)
  • Kaniz Roksana (engineering)
  • Tara Grier (writing arts)
  • Rebecca Green (writing arts)
  • Weiling Cai (engineering)
  • John Reres (history)
  • Jenna Kwiecinski (CMSRU)
  • Chenchen Huang (engineering)
  • Kayla Fratello (writing arts)
  • Stephanie Ciecierski (writing arts)
  • Rui Lui (engineering)
  • Omar Al-Odal (pharmaceutical sciences)
  • Garret Castle (writing arts)
  • Maya Shanker (psychology)
  • Emily Nolan (writing arts)