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 have a maximum value of $1000.
Grants are reviewed once per month. Travel for any academic conference must occur 1-4 months after the scheduled GRAC meeting date. If your attendance at a conference is dependent upon receiving a grant, please take special note of the review schedule below.
Directions and Application Forms
Link to Application submission
Travel Grant Timeline
|Application Due Date||Meeting Date||Decision Notification By|
|August 26th||September 16th||September 23rd|
|September 30th||October 14th||October 21st|
|October 21st||November 11th||November 18th|
|November 25th||December 9th||December 16th|
|December 30th||January 20th||January 27th|
|January 27th||February 17th||February 24th|
|February 18th||March 10th||March 23rd|
|March 23rd||April 13th||April 20th|
|April 13th||May 4th||May 11th|
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, Chris Kulesza (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
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 at email@example.com for more information.