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Graduate Student Travel Fund


The Graduate Student Travel Fund (GSTF) supports travel associated with scholarly research and creative activities. Funding for the GSTF has been generously provided by the Financial Affairs Committee of the Associated Students for 2014-2015 and 2015-2016.

In 2016 there are two sources of GSTF money. 

Graduate Student Travel Fund- Associated Students  

A sum of $15, 000 has been generously provided by the Financial Affairs Committee of the Associated Students. This can be used to pay in advance for travel to be completed between February 15, 2016-October 1, 2016. Students can receive up to $1,000.  

Applications must be turned in no later than February 1, 2016.  

To apply for the Graduate Student Travel Fund- Associated Students, please click here

Graduate Student Travel Fund- Student Success Fee  

An additional $15,000 has been funded from the Student Success Fee, Academically Related Programs Fund. Successful applicants must pay all of their own travel cost up front, and they will be reimbursed some costs after they return from the travel and file their receipts or get a travel advance of 80% of their costs.  Students may only receive up to $1,000. Student Success Fee, Academically Related Progrants (SSF ARP) reimbursement for travel to be undertaken between February 1, 2016 and May 1, 2016. *Maximum lodging per diem is $60 a day and maximum meal per diem is $20 per day for reimbursement.*

If accepted, all necessary documents must be completed and turned into the Research Affairs office prior to travel. (Please see list of necessary documents below) Again, travel must be taken between February 1, 2016 and May 1, 2016) Make sure your application is turned in a few weeks before travel to give you a decent amount of time to turn in all documents that are needed before your travel dates. 

The applications for the Graduate Student Travel Fund- Student Success Fee, Academically Related Programs (SSF  ARP) must be received no later than April 25, 2016. 

Necessary documents to be turned in prior to travel:

Please use the Student Travel Check List to see which documents apply to your travel.  

To apply for the Graduate Student Travel Fund- Student Success Fee, please click here.  

*Students may apply for both travel funds but only ONE will be awarded*

Eligibility

The Graduate Student Travel Fund is available to all degree-seeking SDSU graduate students with an accumulated grade point average of at least 3.0. An eligible graduate student may submit one application for each review cycle

Criteria For Review

The primary criteria used in evaluating applications for funding are as follows:

     Relevance or merit of professional activity to support student’s research/scholarship in designated major field of study. If attending a conference, the student must be invited to give an oral or poster presentation.  In the case of performance or visual arts the student must be invited to present. 

     Appropriateness of scope and budget

     Contribution to completion of a thesis or dissertation

     Prior awards received from GSTF

Travel for training or study abroad is not eligible for GSTF funding.

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For More GTSF Information

Division of Research Affairs

Gateway Center, 3rd floor

San Diego State University
5250 Campanile Dr.
Mail Code 1933
San Diego, CA 92182

Phone: 619-594-5938
Fax: 619-594-4109
Email: dra@mail.sdsu.edu