The Department will provide travel funding to help defray expenses incurred by graduate students who are attending and presenting a paper or poster at a conference. Students who enter directly into the PhD program without a Master’s degree are eligible for two trips to professional meetings—one as part of the master’s degree and one as part of the Ph.D. Students who have already earned a Master’s degree prior to coming to UMD are eligible to receive funding for one trip. A third/second trip during the year when the student is on the job market may be subsidized depending upon the availability of travel funds if the student has already used up their two trips.
Students who want to apply for departmental travel should place a request accompanied by a copy of the title page and session page of the program showing the name of the student and title of the paper presented. The award is based on the distance traveled. We use the same region and award amount distinctions as the Graduate School does for the Goldhaber Travel Grant. Visit http://www.gradschool.umd.edu/current_students/travel_awards.html for further details.