What is the TFP?
The Travel Fund Program (TFP) is the GSA’s most popular program, and is sponsored by the Graduate School and the Virginia Tech Office of the Provost. As funding is limited, TFP provides partial grants to cover graduate student conference travel (this includes transportation, registration fees, lodging, and meals). All graduate students — traveling within the U.S. or internationally — are eligible to apply. The program also can be used to support international travel.
Travel Fund Cycles
The program is divided into three cycles for faster reimbursements. The cycles are Fall Cycle (Travel dates July 1 – October 31st), Winter Cycle (Travel Dates Nov 1 – Feb 28), and Spring Cycle (Travel Dates March 1 – June 30). Applications for Spring Cycle will be accepted April 17th – May 8th.
The application dates for individual cycles will be announced soon – please watch this page for more information. Deadlines will also be announced on our Calendar, our Facebook page, our Twitter account, and through the weekly Graduate School listserv email.
Questions? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org from your VT email address!
We encourage you to take advantage of this program!