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Graduate School
The University of Mississippi

Travel Grants and Research Awards

Travel Grants

The Graduate Student Travel Award program makes available limited support for a graduate student who is first author on a research presentation and/or recognized through an award for original research/scholarship.

  1. The travel award will provide $200 for presentations at professional meetings. However, a grant of up to $300 will be available provided that there is a minimum of $300 of financial support from university sources applied prior to the $300 offered by the Graduate School (i.e., from the department or college or external grants).
  2. A student is only eligible to receive one travel award (regardless of the amount) in an academic year.

To apply for the Graduate Student Travel Award:

Any student requesting funds must submit a Travel Authorization Form (this link takes you to the form on our Procurement website) and the Graduate Student Travel Form at least 10 days prior to the date of the trip.

Students who do not apply for funding by the deadline (10 days prior to the date of the trip) will receive $50. The reduced funding is subjected to the same limit of one travel award in an academic year (the academic year is considered to run from July to June in this case). In addition, the Graduate School will not process any travel award forms received on or after July 1 for travel that occurred prior to that date.

The following items must accompany the Travel Authorization Form and Graduate Student Travel Form:

  1. Conference announcement
  2. Acceptance letter from the conference
  3. Abstract

***Only students presenting are eligible for funds.

Forms must be signed by the department chair and the student requesting travel funds.

Upon return from the conference, the student must submit a Travel Reimbursement Form (this link takes you to the form on our Procurement website). Only the amounts authorized will be reimbursed. All receipts from your travel MUST be attached to your Travel Reimbursement Form (gas, hotel, registration, flights, etc.). Students must submit all final documents and receipts within 30 days of the return from the trip or they will be ineligible for future travel grants.

Due to limited funding, only one award per fiscal year may be granted to an individual. All applications require the signature of the department chair or graduate program coordinator before evaluation and approval by the Graduate School and must be submitted at least 10 days prior to the date of the trip.


Research Awards

Updated 3/09/2023

We continue to offer Research Awards with support from the Office of the Provost. These are like the Travel Awards but specifically intended to provide funds to support thesis/dissertation research in cases where the advisor/lab is not able to do so. We will support as many applications as we can while funds last.

Application Form