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The purpose of the Doctoral Travel Grant (DTG) is to encourage eligible UCLA doctoral students to present their work and network at conferences in their field, to support travel associated with off-campus research and to enable students to take advantage of off-campus professional development opportunities
Funds must be requested within a reasonable amount of time, no earlier than 30 days prior to travel and not to exceed 30 days after travel has been completed. Please allow up to two weeks for processing.
By participating, students understand that they are giving their consent to disclose application information to University officials and to relevant funding committees.
Can I request for the Doctoral Travel Grant in advance, before my trip occurs?
Can travel for eligible activities through the Doctoral Travel Grant originate from anywhere in the world to my selected destination or must travel originate from Los Angeles?
We place no restrictions upon where travel starts.
I am applying for the Doctoral Travel Grant. My travel may include a stop to visit family or friends or for other personal purposes. Given this, which portion of my travel would be covered?
Only the portion(s) that directly pertain to conference, research and/or professional development activities.
I have $500.00 left in my Doctoral Travel Grant fund and no future need to use these remaining funds. Can I transfer my balance to another UCLA doctoral student?
No, funds are exclusive to the student and are non-transferable.
I’ve learned that I’m ineligible to participate in the Doctoral Travel Grant program. How can I appeal for funding?
There are no avenues for appeal. We encourage you to reach out to your home academic department for resources.
How do I ask for funding beyond the $1,000 maximum under the Doctoral Travel Grant program?
The maximum a student may receive from the DTG funding is $1,000. If you need additional funding, please contact your home academic department.
I have expenses for multiple trips. How do I submit these requests for the Doctoral Travel Grant?
You can submit one docusign and notate under the “Additional Information” section where you are going and the types of activity that will be done during your trips. The minimum request must be at least $100.00.
Will I need to provide documentation of the conference or receipts/invoices for the trip?
No. The form will allow you to list your expenses. No receipts, invoices, or documentation will be needed.
Is there a minimum amount of reimbursement necessary to apply for the Doctoral Travel Grant?
The minimum award amount must be $100.
What constitutes off-campus professional development reimbursable under the Doctoral Travel Grant?
Workshops or summer research institutes designed to promote research knowledge, skills, mentorship and networking opportunities that are short-term and non-credit-granting/non-grade-based. Academic-based courses are not eligible.
Not Eligible: www.mbl.edu/education/courses/neurobiology/
Do conferences, professional development and/or research activities conducted on campus qualify under the Doctoral Travel Grant program?
Yes. However, you are encouraged to participate in activities that are external to UCLA.
Will conferences, professional development and/or research activities conducted off-site but administered via UCLA qualify for the Doctoral Travel Grant program?
Yes. However, you are encouraged to participate in activities that are not affiliated with UCLA.
Can I request for funds through the Doctoral Travel Grant for attending a conference?
Yes, if you meet all eligibility criteria.
May a UCLA doctoral student be reimbursed through the Doctoral Travel Grant for registration costs of workshops or seminars offered by the conference?
May a UCLA doctoral student who is on a Leave of Absence or who withdrew during the quarter they attended the conference receive funds from the Doctoral Travel Grant?
No, a student must be registered or enrolled in a minimum of 12 units or be in-absentia when they travel.
If a UCLA doctoral student is registration in-absentia during the quarter they attended the conference, research or professional development, will a Doctoral Travel Grant request be permitted?
Yes, the student may apply for reimbursement.
A UCLA doctoral student attended a conference in the summer and is not registering for the following fall term. The student has filed or is on leave of absence. Can this student receive the Doctoral Travel Grant?
Does the UCLA doctoral student have to be considered a domestic student in the United States to qualify for the Doctoral Travel Grant?
No, both international and domestic students who are registered and enrolled in the quarter they travel are qualified for reimbursement.
Does the Division of Graduate Education reimburse the student directly for approved Doctoral Travel Grants?
I’m a dual degree candidate at UCLA. Am I eligible for Doctoral Travel Grant funding?
You are eligible only if you were under a qualified doctoral degree track while undertaking conference, research and/or professional development activity. This applies to students with PhD, DEnv, DrPH and DMA degree objectives at UCLA. If you happen to be under a degree track such as MD at the time you engaged in conference, research and/or professional development activity, you would not qualify for funding.
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