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 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. Priority will be given to students who anticipate paying out-of-pocket expenses.
  3. Awardees will be given $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.


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.