Tulane's Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS) awards a limited number of travel grants of up to $400 each for graduate and professional students to present at a professional conference. All Tulane graduate and professional students are eligible to apply. Preference is given to applicants presenting a paper, but those presenting posters or participating as a discussant at a conference, biennale or arts festival may also apply. Preference is also given to applicants pursuing terminal degrees. Requests for funds must be received before travel is initiated. Eligible travel costs include airfare, conference registration, hotel, meals, and local transportation (parking, taxi, rental car, train pass etc.). Travel funds are also available through GSSA and some Dean's Offices.
Applications are accepted three times per year:
Note that an application should be submitted in PDF format by the appropriate deadline even if acceptance notification is pending. In these cases, OGPS can make conditional grants contingent upon receipt of notification. If the paper/poster is not accepted, the grant will be withdrawn.
Applications should be submitted via e-mail to OGPS (email@example.com) by 5:00 p.m. on the due date. Awards will be announced via e-mail approximately two weeks after the deadline.
Travel grant applications are reviewed with the following criteria:
Event Visibility & Impact - 50%
Student Development - 25%
Budget - 25%
The travel grants are awarded on a reimbursement basis to the awardee. Keep all receipts from your trip and submit them to OGPS within two weeks of completing travel. Meal receipts must be itemized; credit card receipts for meals are not sufficient. If OGPS is paying for your airfare, submit your boarding passes and your flight itinerary. If OGPS is not paying for your airfare, submit the flight itinerary as proof of travel. OGPS grants do not cover travel insurance or the purchase of alcohol, whether consumed with a meal or not. Submit receipts to OGPS (firstname.lastname@example.org, mailing address: 200 Gibson Hall).
Awardees must submit a brief, one-paragraph summary of their travel experience, including professional development outcomes and any recommendations for improving the OGPS Travel Grant Program. The report can be submitted via e-mail to OGPS or as a hard copy when submitting the receipts.
Tulane University, 200 Gibson Hall, 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-247-1213 email@example.com