Graduate Student Travel Grants

Description

The Bobst Center will reimburse qualified second- through sixth-year Comparative Politics graduate students working on themes related to peace and justice up to $500 of eligible travel-related expenses (transportation, accommodation), consistent with the University’s travel policy. Bobst travel funding is available for students who have exhausted other funding options (Dean of the Graduate School and Politics Department travel funding).

Eligibility

  • Regularly enrolled Ph.D. Comparative Politics students at the time of the conference presentation who have been invited to deliver a paper or poster that represents their own work (job talks, discussant and panel respondents do not qualify).
  • Students must be presenting work that is related to themes of peace and justice.
  • Students must submit and document an application to the Graduate School for conference funding in the current academic year (Dean's Fund for Scholarly Travel), as well as documentation that Stafford funding from the Department of Politics is exhausted or unavailable.
  • Students are eligible to receive one Bobst travel grant per year and no more than three per career.

Process

  • Students must submit and document an application to the Graduate School for conference funding in the current academic year (Dean's Fund for Scholarly Travel).
  • If conference travel funding is available from conference organizers, students must document an application for this funding.
  • Qualified students seeking reimbursement from the Bobst Center should email an initial request to Michelle Anderson AND upload the request to the Bobst Center Graduate Travel Grant funding opportunity on the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE) site, including an abstract of the paper being presented and documentation of appeals to the graduate school and department at least one week before traveling to the conference for which reimbursement will be requested. Any relevant receipts should also be uploaded.

Student are expected to submit a one-page summary of the conference experience within two weeks of completion of travel.