Graduate Student Funding

The Graduate School website provides essential information about financial assistance for current graduate students, including student loans, fellowships, and grants.

College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Travel Awards

Travel Awards are available to support matriculated College of Liberal Arts graduate students who are making presentations at events sponsored by professional organizations on behalf of Temple University. Students are eligible for these awards if they are invited to present original research/papers at a conference as a sole or first author.

Participation as a panel chair or discussant, poster presentations, workshops, or summer study are not considered for support.

The range for travel awards is up to $300 for domestic travel and $500 for international travel. View a complete list of allowable travel-related expenses

Eligibility and Funding Cycles

Students must submit an application prior to the conference start date.  No application will be accepted for travel that has already occurred.  Students are eligible for one award during the four funding cycles of the academic year as listed below:

October 1 by 4:00 p.m. (for travel that will occur between October 1-November 30)

December 1 by 4:00 p.m. (for travel that will occur between December 1-last day of February)

March 1 by 4:00 p.m. (for travel that will occur between March 1-May 31)

June 1 by 4:00 p.m. (for travel that will occur between June 1-August 31)

No awards are available during the month of September.

Application Procedures

Your application must include the following:

1. Application form 

2. Copy of materials that you submitted to the conference sponsoring organization for selection.  Please include the URL of the official conference website.

3. Summary of your research (1-2 paragraphs) that does not duplicate the abstract you submitted to the conference organizers.  Instead, include a description that targets a general audience as though you were speaking to someone unfamiliar with your discipline.    

4. Description of the impact your research has on the scholarly literature, including three specific ideas, theories, and/or concepts from your discipline that guided your research. 

5. Copy of your letter of acceptance or other evidence of your participation as the first author of the presentation.

Please submit all of the materials as a hard copy and electronically to:

Shawn Schurr
CLA Dean’s Office
12th floor, Anderson Hall