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Graduate School

Eastern Michigan University Graduate Student Travel Assistance Awards

Applications for Graduate Student Travel Assistance are invited from currently enrolled Eastern Michigan University graduate students in good standing whose research or creative project has been accepted for presentation at a professional meeting. This assistance is contingent upon the applicant presenting at the meeting. Only the primary presenter is eligible for support.

Applications must be received in the Graduate School prior to travel dates. Requests are considered up to a maximum of $400 and must be supported with a dollar-for-dollar match from department and/or college funds. One award only will be made during each fiscal year (July 1-June30) to any graduate student.

Student travel assistance funding can reimburse:

  • Airfare/car mileage/parking 
  • Ground transportation fares such as shuttles or taxis

  • Lodging
  • Conference registration fees

The assistance will not reimburse:

  • Meals
  • Society memberships 
  • Poster preparation fees

Applications can be submitted any time before the travel dates. The funding is granted on a first come, first served basis. The Graduate School will determine total funds allotted each year. A higher funding priority will be given to students who are presenting their dissertation or thesis research.
The Graduate Student Travel Assistance application must include:

1. A copy of the abstract or project description submitted for the meeting; 

2. Documentation of the conference organizer’s acceptance of the proposal for presentation; 

3. A travel estimate for eligible expenses (see above); 

4. A single-page statement about the value of the meeting and presentation to your professional 
development as well as to the mission of your department or research lab. 

5. Application page with signatures from applicant, faculty sponsor, and department head and/or college 
dean committing matching funds.

Note: Your award letter will be sent electronically to you and your Faculty Sponsor. 

Reimbursement requirements:
All the following materials are required before we can reimburse your travel expenses: Students must complete a Direct Pay Form that can be found at under Purchases/Payments. Please attach original receipts (must be in student’s name) and a copy of the appropriate section of the conference program to document your presentation. 

Please download a hard copy of the above information and an application to apply

Faculty Resources

Graduate School, 200 Boone Hall Phone: 734.487.0042,