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Travel Award

Request for Graduate Student Travel Support

The Graduate School encourages graduate students to attend and present at conferences as part of its mission to establish UMD's reputation as a center of excellence for graduate education in the Upper Midwest (Strategic Plan:  Campus Goal 3). To this end, students may apply for funds to be used in partial support of travel for the dissemination of their scholarly or artistic contributions associated with their graduate studies at UMD, or for research in certain cases. Examples include presentation of research from a Plan A thesis or Plan B project paper at an academic conference, or travel for performance as part of a Master of Music degree program. It is expected that the student will attempt to secure other support for travel through the advisor, program, department, and college.

What to do:

1. Download and fill out the form.

2. Email it as an attachment to the Director of Graduate Studies in your program​, and request approval/support​.

3. ​If approved, t​he DGS will email the attachment​ ​to​ Erik Brown (,​ the Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education and Research at UMD.

4. The AVC will reply to the DGS, copying the student and the UMD Grad Office.

5. If ​approved, the funds will be transferred to your program office, and you will work with staff there to request reimbursement of expenses up to the awarded amount.