Travel Grants


The Graduate and Professional Student Senate is pleased to announce the relaunching of its popular Travel Grants Program!

In an effort to help improve graduate and professional student life at the University of Washington, the GPSS Travel Grants Program contributes funds to qualifying individuals’ travel expenses for active conference participation in the US and abroad. This is done in an effort to facilitate and promote the intellectual and professional development of graduate and professional students at the University of Washington, but also to encourage mutually beneficial interaction among students and GPSS senators. GPSS travel grants further contribute to the strengthening of the University and its increased prominence in the greater scholarly community through the broadening of students’ personal and academic development through exposure to the work of others elsewhere. Students whose conference participation might otherwise be unfunded, have strong academic credentials and are making fair progress towards their respective degrees are encouraged to apply. Each award will be for $300 domestic and $500 international.


UW (Seattle) graduate and professional students enrolled and in good standing may apply for this travel grant. Active participation (presenting a paper or poster, chairing a session or panel, etc.) at an academic conference is required and proof of acceptance is required with this application (see below). Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 to be considered.

Students may apply for this grant up to one term before participating in the conference event, during the term of participation.  Students may not apply for funding if their conference/event will occur before the quarter deadline. Only one application per conference event/presentation is permitted, however. Though students may apply only once per conference event, one may apply many times as they like during their UW student career for different events/presentations. One may only receive GPSS travel funding once every three years (with a maximum of two awards during one’s UW student career).

TRAVEL GRANTS FUNDING APPLICATION (Cover Sheet, Student Self-Assessment & Faculty Assessment in one document) 

Application Checklist

Application materials will be available the first day of each quarter.

The following items are all required for an application to be considered complete. Applications missing any component below will not be considered.

1.    Completed application (Cover Sheet and Student Self-Assessment)

2.    Conference acceptance letter or email

3.    Copy of paper/poster abstract, proposal, or other appropriate summary of presentation

4.    Unofficial UW transcript (PDF from MyUW website)

5.    Faculty Assessment (one)

Items 1 through 4 must be combined and submitted as a single PDF file via email to the GPSS Treasurer: Hard copies will not be accepted. Faculty will submit Item 5 (Faculty Assessment) directly to the


Applications are not currently being accepted. Please check back with us during Fall Quarter for the first round of travel grant applications.


Please contact your GPSS Senator or the GPSS Treasurer at