Graduate Student Travel Scholarship

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Overview

Degree-seeking master's and doctoral students at the University of Miami are eligible for a one-time travel scholarship of an amount up to $1,000 to attend and/or present at a scholarly conference or professional meeting. Preference will be given to students who are presenting.

Requirements

  1. Student is in good academic standing (minimum 3.5 graduate cumulative GPA)
  2. Student is making satisfactory progress towards the degree
  3. Travel support request is made within years 1-2 of the master's degree or years 1-6 of the doctoral degree
  4. If student is requesting travel support for a scholarly conference, student must provide proof that an abstract has been accepted for presentation.
  5. If student is requesting travel support for a professional meeting, student is not required to present, but may.

Terms of the Award

If you are a recipient of a travel scholarship award, you will be required to provide documentation of attendance at the conference/meeting (e.g. conference/meeting agenda, receipts) in order to receive the travel support. The travel scholarship will come in the form of a reimbursement to the student upon the student's return from the conference/meeting and only after the student has submitted all required documentation needed for reimbursement. Examples of qualifying expenses include: conference/meeting registration fees, transportation expenses, lodging expenses, meal expenses, and/or poster printing cost. The student will be reimbursed an amount up to $1,000. If the travel expenses equate to less than $1,000, the student will be reimbursed the lesser amount.

Application Deadlines

There will be three opportunities per calendar year for graduate students to apply for a travel scholarship. The application must be submitted and approved prior to the travel. Applicants must adhere to the application deadlines outlined below.

March 15 Deadline: For travel dates between April 15 and August 15

July 15 Deadline: For travel dates between August 15 and December 15

November 15 Deadline: For travel dates between December 15 and April 15

Following each deadline, a maximum of 8 students will be awarded a travel scholarship of up to $1,000 each. In total, a maximum of 24 students per year will be awarded a travel scholarship. 

How to Request the Travel Scholarship

Students must complete the Graduate Student Travel Scholarship Application prior to the travel.

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