graduate student research and presentation TRAVEL AWARD Guidelines

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The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies Graduate Research and Presentation Travel Award provides educational opportunities that reimburses up to $1,000 for travel expenses associated with academic conferences, research projects, and study abroad or internships in the United States and abroad.


  1. The applicant must be in good academic standing (3.0 GPR)
  2. The applicant must be registered as a full-time graduate student at TAMU – College Station campus at the time of application and at the time of receiving reimbursement. If you are expecting reimbursement during the summer, please register for at least one hour.
  3. Students will only receive a maximum of one travel award per graduate degree level.
  4. Proposed activities should relate directly to the student’s degree program.
  5. Students must have attended at least one G.R.A.D. Aggies Professional Development Event prior to submitting their application. Event must have been attended within the last 12 months prior to the deadline. To see current G.R.A.D. Aggies events, click here.
  6. Students enrolled in The Bush School of Government and Public Service are only eligible for a travel award up to $750.

Guidelines and Requirements

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A complete application includes:

  • type of travel
  • dates of travel
  • location of travel
  • title and date of G.R.A.D. Aggies event attended (attendance will be confirmed from electronic or signed attendance sheets)
  • itemized budget
  • other sources of funding (if applicable)
    • this includes amounts and name of source for both approved and pending funding
  • supporting documents
    • purpose of travel
    • a personal statement of impact of travel on your academic studies
    • abstract
    • conference acceptance letter (if you have not received your acceptance letter, you may apply for contingent status)

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  1. If awarded, students must submit a two-page trip evaluation report and Student Travel Award Reimbursement Form to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at Texas A&M University to within 30 days of the return date. Reimbursement will be posted to your student account as a scholarship posting. Students will not receive a check from the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies. Please note: Funds cannot be reimbursed directly to your department or through Concur. Students must be currently enrolled to have an active student account through which this reimbursement is delivered.
  2. Awarded applicants who are graduating in the semester they are traveling, must turn in reimbursement BEFORE graduation to be reimbursed, as students CANNOT be reimbursed after graduation.

Award Categories

Award Categories

Award Amount

Domestic Travel, Presentation, and Conference Attendance


International Travel, Presentation, and Conference Attendance


Research Activities and Travel (Domestic/International)


Domestic or International research or presentation projects of high merit that are High Impact Learning Opportunities. These can include, but are not limited to, proposals that involve participation in national conferences, engagement of Carnegie Classified TIER 1 institution's research activities, and activities or events that are in support of TAMU's diversity initiatives. 



Additional Information

  1. Any non-expendable items acquired with Graduate Student Research and Presentation Travel Award funds will become the property of the graduate student’s major department and must be returned to the department at the conclusion of the research project.
  2. It will not be possible to grant funds to all proposals within the limited budget of the program. Awards will be made based on the quality of the applications as determined by the review committee. Some adjustments may be made by the reviewing committee to ensure an appropriate distribution of awards among students from the various colleges of the University, if necessary.

Application Deadlines by Travel Dates:

For travel period

Application must be completed online
and received by OGAPS by

September 1
November 30

August 1

December 1
February 28/29

November 1

March 1
May 31

February 1

June 1
August 31

May 1