Travel Grants


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

Application Instructions
Application (Paper Only)
Evaluation Rubric
PGSG Demo TG Essays

Link to Application submission

Travel Grant Timeline

2015-2016 Calendar 
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 ( 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 for more information.