The Office of the Graduate School offers Travel Assistance Grants for Graduate Students (TAGGS) annually, for each of three travel periods. For these travel periods, there are corresponding time intervals for submission of applications to request funding (see below). The maximum level of funding awarded is $1,200 per request.
Grants are offered in support of graduate students who plan to travel to national or international conferences and give a presentation. Awards for travel to regional conferences are rare and require strong justification for consideration. Preferences will be given to doctoral students. For each graduate student, funding is limited to once per calendar year. No more than two requests will be accepted per department per application period. Including evidence of department financial support increases the probability of funding.
Consideration for the award is contingent on receipt of all of the following:
|Application Acceptance Interval||Travel Period|
|August 1 - October 15||November 1 - February 28/29|
|December 1 - February 15||March 1 - June 30|
|April 1 - June 15||July 1 - October 31|
Direct authorization of support by department head through email to (firstname.lastname@example.org); authorization must be received prior to being considered for the award. Submit documentation of abstract being accepted, itemization of expenses, and MSU Travel Authorization Form to the Office of the Graduate School in 116 Allen Hall (Campus Mailstop: 9703).
Within a reasonable time of receipt of all required application material, a graduate student will be informed whether or not the funds will be awarded. Applications will be considered until either the interval of acceptance of application expires or the maximum funds available per granting period have been exhausted.
For additional information about the TAGGS program, please contact the Office of the Graduate School at 325-7400.