Spring 2014 Graduate Travel Grants

Thanks to support from Graduate Dean Austin Cunningham and A&H Dean Dennis Kratz, the faculty of the School of Arts & Humanities is able to encourage graduate students in all 5 degree programs to present their creative or scholarly work at professional conferences, symposia, and workshops. To that end, we will award 6 to 8 travel grants of up to $350 for presentations delivered in the United States during the Spring 2014 semester. Graduate Travel Grants take the form of reimbursement for travel expenses.

 Graduate students who have applied to participate or have been accepted to participate in a professional conference, symposium, or workshop should submit the attached application by the Spring 2014 deadline:  April 2, 2014.

Every graduate student applying for a travel grant must fill out a hard copy of the Travel Authorization Form available from Lisa Lyles in the Dean’s Suite (JO 4.510) and return it to Ms. Lyles.  (Do not fill out the indemnification and medical forms unless you are actually awarded funds.)

Be sure to save proof of your expenditures for lodging and conference registration fees. (University regulations generally do not allow for reimbursement of plane fares.)

The Graduate Studies Committee will make its decision giving priority to the following factors: academic record, seniority in graduate program, relation of presentation to final project (thesis, portfolio, dissertation), selectivity of conference, and degree of participation in conference.

Students may receive travel grants only twice in their graduate career.

If you have any questions about the application process, feel free to contact Associate Dean Michael Wilson (mwilson@utdallas.edu).

Please email completed form as a Word-compatible attachment to mwilson@utdallas.edu

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