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SVSU Graduate Student Travel Grant

On March 11, President Bachand sent out a university-wide email regarding SVSU's policies for dealing with the coronavirus threat. The following policy was included in the message:

"We strongly discourage SVSU-sponsored domestic travel by faculty, staff and students. Faculty, staff and students should consult with their supervisor prior to any trips. We may further restrict domestic travel with little advance notice, as circumstances warrant."

In accordance with this policy, any decisions regarding funding for the graduate student travel grants will be suspended through April 17 and will not be accepting applications at this time.

Graduate Student Travel Grant: Funds are available for graduate student travel to academic and professional conferences:  up to $600 regional, $1,000 national, and $1,500 international conferences.  Limit: $1,500 maximum per person throughout SVSU career. The committee will also consider funding group proposals requesting travel support and will determine appropriate funding level.  Per diem (food) and organization membership fees are the responsibility of the student.  Estimate: 6-7 awards/year. 

Who is eligible: Graduate students - registered at least half time during the academic year (5 or more credits per Fall and Winter semesters). In order to be considered for a student-travel grant, student must be presenting at conference. Due to limited funds, networking/professional development conferences do not qualify for student-travel grants. 

Due date: First of the month, every month. Decisions for funding will be emailed by the 15th of the month if not before.

Applicants are required to apply for funding from the Student Association prior to submitting for SVSU Graduate Student Travel grant.  Proof of this request for funding should be included in the application.

To learn more about the SVSU graduate student-travel grant and/or apply, download Graduate Student-travel Grant (153KB) .

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