Department of Chemistry



Travel Grants

Many graduate students travel to present their work at national conferences. A number of travel grants are available through the department, the university, and professional societies to help cover the costs associated with such trips.  The departmental travel awards are only granted to graduate students enrolled in the chemistry graduate program. 

  • Safford Travel Award: $250 award for travel to chemical education meetings and workshops (2 per term).
  • Strem Family Travel Award: $500 award for attendance to scientific meetings to present a talk or poster (15 per year).
  • Lakshmi Raman Travel Award:  $666 award for attendance to scientific meetings to present a talk or poster specifically about physical chemistry (2 every year).  Physical chemistry students ONLY. 
  • American Chemical Society Travel Grants

Additional travel grants include:

A&S PBC Conference Registration Grants for Presenters: This program helps cover the cost of student presenters’ participation in in-person and online conferences. To be eligible, students must have completed 18 credit hours of graduate studies and be accepted as a presenter. The grant will cover up to $150 towards online conference registration fees or up to $400 toward eligible costs of participating as a presenter in an in-person conference. Eligible students will be considered for up to two grants of up to $150 each for two online conferences or for one grant of up to $150 for one online conference plus one grant of up to $400 for one in-person conference, until funds are expended.  More information can be found on the application. 

A&S GSO Travel Grant:  The A&S GSO allocates $18,000.00 of their annual budget for travel grants. In order to make grants available to the largest number of A&S grad students, travel grants are for $200.00. All A&S Grad Students who present at an academic conference or professional meeting may apply for a travel grant; eligibility requirements are outlined on their website.

GPSG Travel Grant:  Students may apply for a GPSG Travel Grant during the first ten days of the month following their conference.*  Students are eligible for one GPSG Travel Grant per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30), based on the date of their conference. All applications must be submitted to GPSG and are approved by the Finance Committee. Funds for each cycle are distributed based on a demonstrated need for the travel grant and on the merit of the presentation.  Details can be found on their website.