Student Research Grants Competition - Research Travel
This competition includes awards for international and domestic travel for eligible UW Madison graduate students who are traveling to conduct research supporting their dissertation, thesis or final project. If you are traveling to present at a conference or other event, you are not eligible for this award.
Applicants must be graduate students enrolled in a traditional UW-Madison graduate program.
Applicants must be traveling to conduct research supporting their dissertation, thesis, or final project. Research travel awards cannot be used for travel that primarily involves attending a conference, workshop, or summer school that does not also involve conducting research needed for your dissertation, thesis, or final project.
For academic year 2019-2020 students may receive one Student Research Grant award totaling no more than $1,500 (this includes both Conference Presentation Funds and Research Travel Awards).
Travel must begin between July 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020. Note: you are eligible to apply for this competition even if you have already traveled to conduct research, so long as the travel occurred during the competition dates listed above.
How to Apply
All applicants for the Research Travel Awards will be considered for the $300, $600, $1200, or $1500 award level (there are very few $1500 awards available. Only dissertators conducting international travel will be considered for this level)
Research synopsis (max. Two pages)
Letter of support from your faculty advisor (max. one page)
For full details on the SRGC Research Travel Award competition, visit the program site
Reviewing Deadlines of this year:
Applications received between June 1, 2019 – July 31, 2019 will hear by August 31, 2019
Applications received between August 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019 will hear by October 31, 2019
Applications received between October 1, 2019 – November, 30, 2019 will hear by January 15, 2020
Applications received between December 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020 will hear by February 28, 2020
Applications received between February 1, 2020 – March 31, 2020 will hear by April, 30, 2020
Applications received between April 1, 2020 – May 15, 2020 will hear by May 31, 2020
Important Information Regarding Scholarships and Student Account Debts
Per Bursar’s Office policy (http://www.bussvc.wisc.edu/bursar/dsbiskol.html), students with outstanding debts on their student accounts may have those debts deducted from their SRGC award. This includes, but is not limited to, tuition and segregated fees.
Funding for these awards comes from WARF, and the Vilas Trust.