Graduate Student Government travel award program
**Due to budgetary constraints and the popularity of this program, starting November, 2015, GSG will only be able to award travel funds for students with the following stipulations:
- Research based programs – only funded if you are PRESENTING.
- Non-research based program - considered based on the professional development opportunity/conference you are attending
Travel awards range from $75 to
$200, depending several factors, including:
- the value of the presentation to the student and
Northern Arizona University
- whether the conference is international, national, or
- whether or not the student applied for other funding
- quality of the application, including typos and missing
- whether the costs are reasonable and well-explained
The travel award is available to:
• degree‐seeking graduate students only
• students in good academic standing
• students who have
not previously been awarded during the same academic year
Students who are traveling together
to the same event may submit a group
application. Awards received through the group application count towards
the one travel award per academic year. All students who are part of the group
application must have the same role at the conference (i.e., presenting or
All applications must be submitted
electronically by filling out the Graduate Student Government travel award
application. Once complete, hit the “Submit”
button. Complete applications are reviewed no later than the 15th of each
month, for travel after the 1st of the following month. Applicants are
encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible to provide lead time
for planning and taking advantage of early bird registration fees and savings
on airline tickets/hotel accommodations. Please read the instructions carefully
before filling out the application form.
Applications must have be completely
filled out (quality of information will be taken into consideration).
To have a complete application,
applicants' faculty/department sponsor must submit an email directly to GSGTravel@nau.edu indicating support of applicant travel.
Click here for the funding rubric.
In Your Completed Application
Applicants should submit their
electronic application for review after they completely fill out the online
Applications will be reviewed by a
Graduate Student Government-appointed committee.
Funding may only be used to cover
the following costs:
• transportation to and from the conference or research site
• lodging (but not food)
• conference/competition registration fees
We distribute awards on a
reimbursement basis (e.g., after you have traveled and submitted acceptable
You will need to work with your department travel specialist to receive your
reimbursement. Please contact them prior to your travel to complete paperwork
that might be necessary prior to your travel in order to receive your travel
reimbursement award. You will submit your receipts to your department travel
representative for allowable expenses.
Travel Award Opportunities
We also encourage you to
apply to the Office
of the Provost: University College for
For more information, please contact our representatives at GSGTravel@nau.edu.
** Please allow 2-3 business days for a thoughtful response to your question or