Tulane's Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS), in cooperating with the Graduate Studies Student Association (GSSA), awards a limited number of travel grants for graduate students to present at a professional conference.
Requests for funds must be received before travel is initiated. Funds may be requested before formal acceptance to present is received, in which case a conditional award is made. Eligible travel costs include airfare, conference registration, and transportation (parking, taxi, rental car, train pass etc.). Travel funds are also available through some Dean's Offices.
Students are eligible for awards up to $500 per academic year. The following grant options are available.
Funds will be proportionally distributed each semester among all applicants; award amounts may very each semester; the amount listed above is the maximum amount that may be received, but does not guarantee that funding amount.
Application materials are available on the GSSA website.
Applications are accepted three times per year, and the dates for the 2013-14 Academic Year are:
Note: an application should be submitted by the appropriate deadline even if acceptance notification is pending. In these cases, OGPS and GSSA can make conditional grants contingent upon receipt of notification. If the paper/poster is not accepted, the grant will be withdrawn.
Applications should be submitted via the GSSA website by 5:00 p.m. on the due date. Awards will be announced via e-mail approximately two weeks after the deadline.
The Reimbursement Process
The travel grants are awarded on a reimbursement basis to the awardee. The GSSA/OGPS Travel Award only reimburses transportation and registration costs. Keep all ORIGINAL receipts from your trip and submit them to OGPS within 14 days of completing travel; failure to do so may result in a forfeiture of your travel award.
If you are seeking reimbursement for your airfare, submit your boarding passes and your flight itinerary. If OGPS is not paying for your airfare, submit a copy of your boarding passes as proof of travel.
Please assemble your reimbursement packet as indicated on the Travel Reimbursement Checklist. The Travel Itemization Form should be filled out according to the example. Please do not put your SSN on forms.
Submit receipts to OGPS at the Provost's Office: Room 200, Gibson Hall.
It takes approximately 2-3 weeks for OGPS to receive checks from the Accounting Office after reimbursements have been submitted. OGPS will email you once your check is available for pick-up at the Provost's Office.
Tulane University, 200 Gibson Hall, 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-247-1213 firstname.lastname@example.org