Travel Grants

Graduate students in CAEE are eligible to apply for a number of travel grants each year.  These grants provide partial support for students to attend professional meetings to present their research.  Priority is usually given to doctoral students who are in candidacy and who can use attendance at meetings to explore career opportunities.  However, master's degree students are occasionally given an award.

Kolodzey Travel Grant

With funds provided by the late Charles Kolodzey (MS 1946), this competitive award provides an opportunity for PhD students in the department to attend technical conferences, make oral and poster presentations about their research, and to develop a network of colleagues at other universities.  The maximum award is $1,000 to cover travel expenses, and only one award per year per student is allowed (maximum of two per student).  Applications are accepted for fall, spring and summer travel.

To be eligible to receive a travel grant, an applicant must be enrolled as a student during the semester in which the conference is held. Applicants must be admitted to candidacy prior to application (i.e., they should have completed the qualifying exam, selected their topic and dissertation committee, and filed candidacy paperwork). Students who have completed their proposal defense will be given preference for the awards. Students must have submitted an abstract to give an oral presentation or poster presentation at a conference.

  • Kolodzey Travel Grants - General Information (pdf)
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  • Please note that travel dates have changed (application deadlines are the same). The range of travel dates has increased and are overlaped to provide more flexibility for students to apply and also to arrange travel in advance (also to better coincide with variable time frames that abstracts are accepted).
For travel during apply by
Committee will make
a decision by
October 16 to August 31 of the following year September 30 October 15
February 16 to October 31
January 31 February 15
June 16 to November 30
May 30 June 15


Professional Development (Travel) Awards

Each year the Graduate School allocates funding to the department for these awards.  Students must submit an application directly to the department graduate advisor who will determine the amount awarded.  The minimum award is $250, and only one award per year per student is allowed.  The application is available on the Graduate School website.

Graduate Engineering Council

The Travel Grant award is a consideration from the Cockrell School of Engineering to allay research related travel expenditures for engineering graduate students. Students may have traveled to conferences, workshops or other professional development related events, all of which are considered.  The application is available on the GEC website.