Travel Funding Opportunities
The Graduate School is pleased to provide research degree students (MA/MS, Ph.D., JSD, DMA, MFA) the opportunity to travel the world to enhance their scholarship. Eligible students are encouraged to apply for grant funding related to professional conferences, research travel, or summer language education.
Conference Grant – Application Form (PDF)
Grants of up to $675 are open to research degree students to travel to a professional conference at which they are presenting. All eligible students who apply receive some amount of funding. See the application form for more information about eligibility requirements and instructions.
Research Travel Grant – Application Form (PDF)
Grants to conduct thesis/dissertation research of up to $2,000 are open to research degree students, with priority given to those who have or will have completed their A exams by the date of travel. However, all research degree students are encouraged to apply. In a typical year, the Graduate School provides funding to 80-100 students who apply.
See the application form for more information about eligibility requirements and instructions.
For students managing mental health while away from campus, please visit this resource.
Learn more about graduate students who have received travel grants:
- MacKenzie Pierce, Musicology
- Jiai Zhang, Food Science and Technology
- Mariano Sanchez Talanquer, Government
- Kalia Bistolas, Microbiology
Summer Foreign Language Grant – Application Form (PDF)
Grants of up to $1,000 are offered to research degree students for summer travel to foreign countries for intensive (non-English) language instruction. See the application form for more information about eligibility requirements and instructions.
Important Notification: To ensure the safety of all Cornell students traveling on university-related activities, students traveling internationally must enter their travel itinerary and contact information into Cornell’s International Travel Registry. In addition, those traveling to high-risk countries must get approval for such travel from the International Travel Advisory and Response team (ITART).