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. Please visit the Student Research Grants Competition – Conference Presentation application for this type of travel. Research travel occurring between July 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021 is eligible for this award. The $1,500 level research travel award is reserved for a limited number of graduate students conducting international research travel. Please visit our program site and carefully read through the information presented regarding Research Travel funds before applying. Included is information on deadlines throughout the year, eligibility, award levels, FAQs, and more.

Important COVID-19 Update

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all university-sponsored travel requiring an overnight stay (ground or air) requires approval from your college dean and/or Vice Chancellor. Single-day ground research travel does not require approval. All air travel, regardless of length, requires approval. If your research travel requires approval, you will need to upload a completed Essential Travel Exemption Form as part of your application..

$1,200 or $1,500
The Graduate School
Supplemental Questions
  1. Applicants can apply for Conference Presentation and Research Travel SRGC awards multiple times in one fiscal year (July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022), but you can only be awarded once. Have you already applied for a Conference or Research Travel SRGC award this fiscal year?
  2. If you are an international student: Are you currently residing outside of the United States?
  3. Are your traveling to conduct research related to your dissertation, thesis, or final exhibition?
  4. Where will you be conducting your research (please include all locations if multiple)?
  5. Are you travelling to present at a conference or workshop? This is the application for Student Research Grants Competition – Research Travel. If you are wishing to apply for conference presentation funding, please exit this application and apply through the "Student Research Grants Competition – Conference Presentation" application.
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