Travel Funding

Graduate Student Travel Expenses

GPSG sets aside a certain amount of its funding each year to help graduate students travel to academic and professional conferences that benefit their education while positively representing UNC Charlotte at these events.

To Find Forms on NinerEngage

  1. Log in to Niner Engage using your NinerNet credentials.
  2. Search for Graduate & Professional Student Government and select the appropriate Organization.
  3. Select the appropriate Funding Application form you are looking for under the Forms section.

The Application below is CLOSED until November 1-15 for SPRING TRAVEL (January 1st and May 31st) 

Travel Funding Application

Travel Funding Application


Eligibilty

Any currently enrolled graduate student of UNC Charlotte can apply to get money to help with the cost of attending or presenting at one (or more) conference(s). You must be a currently enrolled student at the time of travel. 

  1. You must be a graduate student enrolled at UNC Charlotte;
  2. Your conference/symposium must be eligible for GPSG travel funding;
  3. You must apply within the correct application window;
  4. If you were awarded travel funds from the GPSG earlier in the current fiscal year (from June 1st until now), the total of these GPSG awards must not exceed your annual maximum of $800.00.

Conferences/Symposia Eligible for Travel Funding

  • Any academic and/or professional conference that would benefit student's graduate education.
    GPSG does not provide funding for classes such as study/training sessions for professional exams or continuing education workshops.

Proof of registration or acceptance (in case of a paper or poster presentation) to the conference/symposium is not needed in order to apply for Travel Funding.

Applications must be approved by student's Advisor, Graduate Coordinator or Department Chair by the end date of the application window. They are responsible for determining whether or not the conference/symposium of interest will benefit student's graduate education. Failure to get approval from Advisor or Graduate Coordinator or Department Chair will result in denial of Travel Funding.


How to Apply for Travel Funding

One academic year consists of 3 separate application windows open for 2 weeks each. It is not possible to apply for travel funding outside these application windows. Each application window only accepts submissions for conferences that take place within a particular period of time.

Fall conferences/symposia

If the first day of the conference/symposium falls within October 1st and December 31st:

  • Application window: from August 25th until September 10th.
  • Notification of Approval/Denial of travel funds: September 25th.

Spring conferences/symposia

If the first day of the conference/symposium falls within January 1st and May 31st:

  • Application window: from November 1st until November 15th.
  • Notification of Approval/Denial of travel funds: December 1st.

Summer conferences/symposia

If the first day of the conference/symposium falls within June 1st and September 30th:

  • Application window: from April 1st until April 15th.
  • Notification of Approval/Denial of travel funds: May 1st.

The application must be filled-in using the online travel form on NinerEngage. The online form is only accessible when an application window is opened.


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