The aim of the Purdue Graduate Student Government (PGSG) Travel Grant is to assist Purdue University graduate students in attending technical conferences which in turn will help to develop graduate students professionally and augment the overall quality of research at Purdue. Grants are distributed among graduate students on a competitive basis.
Because the number of applications varies each semester and the total budget for Travel Grant varies year to year, the number and amount of awards will not determined until after all applications have been received. This year, Grants are expected to be around $1000.
Grants are reviewed twice per semester; the next two application deadlines are September 20th (for travel November 2013-April 2014) and November 8th (for travel February 2014-July 2014). Grants for travel through October 2013 have already been awarded.
Directions and Application Forms
Travel Grant Timeline
Get Involved: Review Travel Grants for PGSG
The PGSG Travel Grant Program is administered by the Grant Review and Allocation Committee (GRAC). If you are interested in helping out, please contact, GRAC Chair, Allison Lange (email@example.com). Please include your name, department, school (e.g., Agriculture, Engineering, Science), campus mail address (Department and Building), phone number, and which committee you are interested in. Please note that members of either committee are not eligible to apply for a travel grant for the semesters they serve.
Reviewers will read the research statement of each application and score them using a set of established criteria. Reviewers will be expected to review applications from a broad spectrum of disciplines, but an understanding of those disciplines is not required. The award is open to any graduate student, regardless of research area or career progression. Applications will be judged on the quality of the statement of purpose and importance of the conference, not the quality of the actual research.
Contact the Travel Grant Vice Chair Anastasia Rynearson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.