Scholarly Travel Funding

Church 2GDRS Travel Grants

Each year the Division is given a very modest budget to reimburse its students for travel and expenses related to scholarly events.  If you are presenting a paper at a conference or have an upcoming job interview and would like to apply for reimbursement of some or all of your expenses please email or submit a hard copy of your application (see instructions below).  Please note that travel grant awards are not distributed until after receipts are submitted.

Format and Content of Application: The application should consist of: 1) a letter detailing the specifics of your request including where you will travel to, why you are going, and when your trip will occur; 2) an itemized estimate of the travel and/or lodging expenses you anticipate to incur.  Please address materials to the GDRS Director, Prof.  Jonathan Klawans and submit them to the GDRS Program Coordinator Ryan P. Sullivan, room 301, 145 Bay State Road.

Semester Deadlines:
Fall: October 6, 2017
Spring:  February 2, 2018

For travel occurring during the summer months, please apply by the Spring Semester deadline.

If your application is approved:   All receipts must be submitted within 30 days of your travel or, if the travel is scheduled for May, no later than June 10th. Any reimbursement requests that fail to meet scheduled deadlines will not be honored.

Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Travel Grants

The GSO offers graduate students the opportunity each semester to apply for a grant of up to $500 to fund travel during the subsequent semester.   Students are only eligible to apply if their department has met representation requirements at GSO meetings.  Contact the Program Coordinator to determine if GDRS students are currently eligible.

Travel Grant (Deadline: December 1, 2017)

International Travel Grants: GRAF

If you are traveling abroad for your dissertation research, you may be eligible for a Graduate Research Abroad Fellowship (GRAF) from the GRS.  Please see the link above for more information about the GRAF and to obtain the nomination form.


AAW Educational Funding and Awards (Multiple Deadlines)


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