Travel Grants

William R. Keylor Travel Grants for Undergraduates

The Professor William R. Keylor Travel Grant Program is the flagship opportunity for institutionally supported undergraduate student research. For any questions about the Keylor Travel Grant Program, please reach out to the Pardee Undergraduate Office at psgugrad@bu.edu.


Gilman Travel Grants for Graduate Students

The Pardee School Graduate Student Travel Grant Program is the school’s flagship opportunity for institutionally supported graduate student research. Grants are awarded to students for expenses related to self-directed research and travel. Pardee School Travel Grant funds may be used to support academic projects, including but not limited to MA Papers and Capstone projects. Any student currently enrolled in a Pardee School graduate program may apply for a grant when applications are open. There is no limit on the number of times a student may apply for grant funding. Funds can be used for research travel between December 1 and June 1.

For any questions about the Graduate Student Travel Grant Program, please reach out to the Pardee School Graduate Office.


How to Apply

A complete travel grant application includes:

  • A research proposal and explanation of the intended purpose of the travel
  • A proposed budget
  • Unofficial BU transcript
  • A Faculty Recommendation Form submitted by a BU faculty member familiar with your proposal

The deadline to apply for either the Keylor or Gilman Travel Grant is Wednesday, November 15, 2023.

To apply for the Keylor Travel Grant for undergraduates, click HERE.

To apply for the Gilman Travel Grant for graduate students, click HERE.

Applicants should also email the link for the Faculty Recommendation Form to the professor who has agreed to complete the recommendation. The Faculty Recommendation Form is available HERE.

Information presented at the Pardee School’s October 23, 2023 information session is available here.