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. 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
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 has successfully completed and we will be out with the results by December 4th, 2018.
Also, the application dates for the Winter Cycle, covering travel start date within November 1, 2018, to Feb 28, 2019, will be from February 4th, 2019 to February 18th, 2019.
The two review sessions, for reviewing Winter Cycle applications, will be kept tentatively between February 25, 2019, to February 28, 2019. Those willing to help for reviewing applications, please mark the dates.
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!