Research Travel Award

Graduate College Research Travel
Award Application

Graduate students seeking to attend virtual or in-person professional conferences for the purpose of presenting papers and/or research during the academic year 2022/2023 are eligible for consideration for one award.

Award Amount

The Graduate College will award funds up to a maximum of $800.
The award will provide research funding for presenting original research at conferences. Please review the information below for the application process and determine eligibility, and ensure you submit all required documents at least 2 weeks prior to your conference. Requests later than 2 weeks prior to conferences may not be funded. Funds are available on a first come, first served basis.


Graduate students who apply for this award must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours or (be enrolled in thesis/dissertation hours) during the semester when the funds will be used. Graduate students who apply for a GCRT award must be in good academic standing (minimum GPA of 3.0) during the semester in which they are awarded and during the semester when the funds are used. Note that no more than two student authors on the project or presentation can be eligible to receive a Graduate College award.

Academic or Research Programs

  • Non-grant funded – Payment by KSU for student travel (not addressed above) is limited to travel related to academic and research competencies as defined by the program.
  • Activities recommended by a graduate student’s mentor or thesis advisor, tied to academic and research competencies of the program as defined by the college’s student success metrics.

Students may only receive one GCRT award per academic year.

The following types of presentations will be considered for funding:

  • Research Paper or *Project Presentation
  • Fine Arts Performance or Pedagogy Presentation
  • Roundtable or Panel Discussion
  • Poster Presentation

Project presentation is meant for those disciplines that are not necessarily conducting or presenting research, but rather showcasing scholarly work.

Application Process

Students who wish to apply must submit:

Additional Travel Authorization Documents