Graduate Student Travel Award

As a student pursuing the WGS graduate specialization or minor, you are encouraged to present your scholarship and creative work at professional conferences. These opportunities can enrich your background in Women’s and Gender Studies and enhance your professional preparation.

The WGS Program would like to support you in these endeavors and has developed a new policy regarding co-sponsorship requests for WGS graduate students. As a WGS graduate specialization or minor student, you are eligible for funding of up to $300 one time during your academic career at UNL for expenses related to presenting at a conference. Your conference presentation must address WGS issues.

Application Procedures

All requests must be submitted utilizing the WGS Graduate Student Travel Award Application, and the advisory board will then review your request. Students must also submit a Pre-Trip Travel Authorization form, and this form must be submitted with your application. Please note that up to five graduate students can receive funding each academic year (three awarded in the fall, two in the spring). Remaining funds, if any, will be rolled over for the next academic year.

Application Deadlines

Fall: October 1
Spring: March 1

Graduate Student Travel Award Application Pre-Trip Travel Authorization Form

Please return all application materials to:
Jennifer Haley, Administrative Support Associate

Once your application has been approved, Jennifer Haley or Donette Peterson will contact you regarding the reimbursement process. If the conference has already occurred at the time of application, keep in mind that reimbursement requests must be received no later than 60 days after the final day on which expenses were incurred. Please plan accordingly.