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. 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.
This year we are dividing the entire program 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).
The applications for Fall TFP cycle are LIVE and cover travel dates from July 1, 2018, to October 31st, 2018. The applications will end on October 29, 2018, 11:59 PM EST.
Please read the application guide thoroughly before starting the application. The required application materials elaborating all the process steps are available in two PDFs via this Google Drive. The Application link (a Qualtrics survey) is now live. Please make sure that you submit your applications, with all the required materials, on time – by October 29th at 11:59 PM EST.
The application dates for the Winter Cycle and Spring Cycle will be updated soon!
This past spring, we awarded 189 graduate students $49,355 for their travels. Furthermore, the program had a 91% acceptance rate! This means that, if you apply, you’ll probably get something. We encourage you to take advantage of this!