Conference Travel Funding

The School of Graduate Studies offers conference travel funding to support graduate students who are presenting their research at national and international conferences. There are currently different protocols in place for applying for such funding depending on your program:

Eligibility Requirements

Instructions for Graduate Students Using the Portal

To submit an application through the Conference Travel Awards Portal, visit the portal and complete the online application, taking extra care to select the appropriate graduate program and to provide an accurate, up-to-date email address.

  • You may apply only once per spring and fall semester.
  • The Awards Portal will not accept late submissions, so please submit your application no later than March 1st at 11:59 PM
  • Please note that individual graduate programs might establish earlier deadlines for internal review of Conference Travel Award applications. If your graduate program has decided to adopt an earlier deadline for internal review, you will be notified by your program’s administrators.

If you have already received at least $500 in Graduate School conference travel funding since enrolling at Rutgers, you are ineligible to apply for additional support through the Conference Travel Awards Portal.

This restriction does not apply to additional conference travel funding awarded by individual graduate programs or external funders. Please contact your graduate program if you have questions about past awards.

Instructions for Graduate Directors

  • Graduate Directors must submit their ranked applications no later than March 8 at 5:00 PM.
  • Please log in to the Conference Travel Awards Portal to review, rank, and submit your rankings.