Graduate Funding Information Service

January 15, 2020

UW Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS): Travel Grants for Winter

Application Deadline: February 21, 2020, for conferences occuring between March 15, 2020 and April 24, 2020

In an effort to help improve graduate and professional student life at the University of Washington, the GPSS Travel Grants Program contributes funds to qualifying individuals’ travel expenses for active conference participation in the US and abroad.

Students whose conference participation might otherwise be unfunded, have strong academic credentials and are making fair progress towards their respective degrees are encouraged to apply. The amount of funding awarded will be based on conference location, with typical awards being up to $300 for conferences in North America and $500 for international conferences. The committee reserves the right to make individual award adjustments based upon an applicant’s expressed need of both an individual applicant or the applicant pool as a whole.


  • UW graduate and professional students currently enrolled and in good academic standing may apply for this travel grant. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 to be considered.
  • Active participation (presenting a paper or poster, chairing a session or panel, etc.) at an academic conference is mandatory and proof of acceptance is required with the application.
  • Students must apply for this grant during the term in which the conference event will occur. Applications for conferences that have already occurred will not be accepted. Students may not apply for funding if their conference/event will occur before the application deadline, and only one application per conference event/presentation is permitted.
  • Though students may apply only once per conference event, students may apply as many times as they like during their UW student career for different events/presentations. Students may only receive GPSS travel funding once every three years (with a maximum of two awards during one’s UW student career).

For any questions regarding travel grants, please email For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.