Travel Grants

The GSO is happy to announce that the Fall semester 2017 travel grant deadline is December 1, 2017.

  • To qualify for a grant, your trip must begin after December 1, 2017, and end within a year of receiving the award. Travel must be outside the Boston area.
  • Deadline to apply for a grant: Friday, December 1, 2017, 11:59 PM
  • Who is eligible:  Any PhD student in GRS from a department represented at 3 or more GSO meetings in Fall 2017.  
    • MA students are not eligible to receive a travel grant.
    • Preference is given to PhD students in their second year and later.
    • If you have received a travel grant, you are not eligible to receive one until the next grant cycle. The cycle consists of three dates: December 1, April 1, August 1. So, for example, if you received a grant in December 2016, you are not eligible to receive another until December 2017, when the new cycle begins.

The GSO is now sponsoring two types of travel awards:


Presentation Grant: For students planning on directly participating in a conference or research forum by presenting a paper or poster, participating in a discussion panel, or chairing a discussion or paper session. Five presentation travel grants of up to $500 are awarded in the fall and spring semesters each year. Reimbursement occurs after completion of travel. Click Here for an application.


Research Grant: For students planning to visit an archive, attend a training workshop, or use a research facility. Two research travel grants of up to $500 are awarded in the fall and spring semesters each year. Reimbursement occurs after completion of travel. Click Here for an application.


40 grants are offered annually: 34  presentation grants and 6 research grants. 

There are three application deadlines: December 1st, April 1st, August 1st. 

Applications must be emailed as a word document to the GSO at gso@bu.edu. 


If you are interested in getting involved with the Travel Grant committee, contact glustila@bu.edu