Travel Application Process for Grad Students
What funding am I eligible for as a grad student?
You can receive $200 from the English Department.
You can receive matching amounts (and sometimes double matching amounts) from the Graduate School. You can receive this amount alone or you can apply for it in conjunction with the English Department's contribution.
When should I talk to Ashley about travel?
What do I do next?
English Department Funding
If you think your travel expenses will not exceed the department travel amount, request funding only with the English Department. Download the English Department Travel Application; complete the form and submit it to Ashley. Make sure the form is complete or it will be returned to you.
Graduate School Funding
If you would like Grad School funding either alone or in combination with the department's contribution, you should:
What happens to the completed Grad School forms?
First, submit all forms to Ashley including the completed Graduate School Travel Request Application form.
Next, you'll find in your mailbox within a day or two:
If you're applying for both English Department and Grad School funding, make sure the English Department account number is on the Grad School application.
Where do I send the signed forms?
Finally, you'll send them via campus mail to the Graduate School. Remember, you must submit all Graduate School Travel forms and the English Department Letter of Support 30 days before your departure. Travel funds will not be granted on tardy travel requests.
When will I receive my reimbursement?
Expect to be out of pocket for a very long time; it can take as long as 3 to 6 months, (if not longer), before you’ll receive your travel reimbursement.
Read the Wording Carefully
The Graduate School's publication Funding Guidelines contains very specific wording about the procedures for obtaining funds. Below are some important points from this document: