Graduate Student Travel Grants


The Bobst Center will reimburse qualified second- through sixth-year Comparative Politics graduate students working on themes related to peace and justice up to $350 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).


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 respondent do not qualify).

Students are eligible to receive one Bobst travel grant per year (no more than three per career).


Submit and document an application to the Graduate School for conference funding in the current 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 Bobst travel reimbursement should upload their request to the Bobst 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.