Financial Support

Travel Fellowships

The Fellowship Committee has set aside funds for Travel Fellowships to assist full-time graduate students in attending a meeting or conference relevant to their degree program to present their research. Students must be currently enrolled in a research degree program on the IUPUI campus (master's or Ph.D.) to qualify for these competitive awards. Additionally students must be registered full time when their application for a travel fellowship is submitted, and be similarly enrolled full time on the IUPUI campus during the semester of their travel. These awards are competitive with students eligible to receive this fellowship only one time per academic year.

Travel Fellowship Award Recipients »

To receive support, a student must either:

  1. present a refereed or invited paper and be listed as the first author, or
  2. present a poster and be listed as the first author.

Confirmation from the meeting or conference that a student has been selected to present their research is required along with a letter of support from the student's research mentor. The maximum sum awarded to any student is $1000. Mentors are strongly encouraged to review their student's applications and to provide funding to the student to facilitate travel to the meeting. This is a competitive process and submitting an application does not guarantee funds will be awarded.

Because University Fellows receive funds that are to be used for travel expenses, they are ineligible for this program. Please contact your department's graduate advisor for more information on travel funds if you are a University Fellow. Indiana University also provides some travel funds for students from under-represented groups pursuing graduate studies within IU programs. Students who have received funds from the President's Diversity Initiative or Herbert Fellowships should contact their graduate program advisor to learn about travel funds provided by sources.

Please contact the Graduate Office at IUPUI at (317) 274-1577 for additional information.


The Travel Fellowship Application for the 2017-2018 academic year will open in September 2017.