The Graduate Student Education Committee seeks to raise the level of awareness of graduate education at the Medical School with the goal of contributing to the long range development of the student and ultimately, the early career researcher. In conjunction with the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Committee fosters and encourages the creation of educational opportunities and the strengthening of social networks.

Travel Awards

In keeping with our mission to contribute to the long range professional development of the student, the Graduate Student Education Committee will award up to 20 travel awards per year to help defray the costs of attending conferences for both pre and post candidacy GSBS students.  It is the belief of the GSEC that presenting research at academic conferences enhances the academic experience and assists the student with invaluable networking opportunities essential to future success.  These competitive awards will be made available to students who have been invited to present papers at a national or international conference, meeting or class related to their academic area or dissertation research.  These awards are not intended to cover the entire cost of transportation, hotel, etc. Students may apply for travel assistance only once per semester.

  • Up to $750 in travel assistance will be awarded to students based on merit
  • Applications are accepted each month.  Please view the calendar for submission dates.
  • Preference will be given to students attending professional conferences over those attending student conferences.
  • Reimbursements will be made via journal transfer only.

View the past Travel Award winners