COI Travel Grant Match

The College of Information supports graduate students in their research endeavors by offering a limited number of competitive travel grants to selected graduate students who are in good academic standing. These travel grants are offered to support the costs of travel to present research at professional meetings that are relevant to their degree.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only graduate students who are enrolled in the College of Information and are in good academic standing may receive funding.
  • To receive funding, the applicant must have a paper or poster accepted and make a presentation for research that they have authored/co-authored.
    • The research must be peer reviewed and accepted for presentation.
    • If acceptance is pending, students can apply for funding, but the award will not be approved until proof of acceptance is submitted to the Dean’s Office.
  • The travel grant paperwork must be completed and signed by all parties prior to the dates of intended travel.
  • Applicants must have a current degree plan on file with Toulouse Graduate School.

Funding Details

  • The funding limit is $200 per student each academic year.
  • The Department must contribute a minimum of $100 per student.
  • Students will be reimbursed for acceptable conference-related charges up to $200.
    • Acceptable charges include airfare, rental car, conference registration, hotel, mileage, and food.
    • If awarded, receipts must be submitted for reimbursement.
  • Students are not entitled to a minimum annual amount of travel funding; the College will consider requests for funds up to a maximum of $200 per eligible student each academic year.
  • This grant may not be used to cover expenses that are already being reimbursed by another agency or funding source.
  • Travel grants will be awarded until all of the funding is expended.

Award Process

  • Students must apply for a TGS travel grant.
  • The Department will fill in their funding portion of the Faculty Evaluation form and TBA, providing their contribution and send to the dean’s office including the presentation acceptance notice.
  • The College will fill in the college funding portion and return the paperwork to the department and student.

Post-Award Process

  • The student will submit receipts to the department admin in charge of travel awards.
  • The department admin will submit a Concur expense report.
  • The expenses will be split among the TGS travel grant chartstring (if awarded by TGS), the departmental chartstring, and the college’s chartstring for the appropriate amounts.