The Graduate College's Master's Project Travel Grants provide reimbursement to Illinois students for travel-related costs incurred for the completion of an off-campus, short-term project required of one of the University’s master's degree programs. Approximately 10 grants of up to $500 will be awarded given sufficient funding. Grant recipients are expected to conclude their travel by August 31, 2022. Grants will not be awarded for travel that has taken place prior to the completion of the competition process.
Selection criteria include necessity for travel, significance and feasibility of the project, and the applicant’s academic record and accomplishments. Budget constraints may call for the selection committee to give priority to nominees in terminal masters programs.
Only projects that satisfy all three of the following requirements are eligible:
- The project is short-term.
- The project satisfies requirements for the master’s degree.
- The required project takes place outside of Urbana-Champaign (i.e., travel is required).
Typical projects would include thesis research, travel for performance or exhibition that is required for degree completion, or final projects required for degree completion. Projects not eligible for support include internships, practicums, independent study, conference travel, and traveling for a performance or exhibition that is not required for degree completion.
The following students are ineligible:
- Students who have already received a Graduate College Master's Project Travel Grant.
- Students in cost-recovery or self-supporting programs (see list).
Allowable Expenses: Allowable expenses include transportation, lodging, food, and other travel-related expenses for the awardee only (i.e., the grant will not cover expenses for dependents, assistants, or anyone other than the awardee). Expenses not allowable include equipment, supplies, photocopies, phone, internet access, participant incentives, or course registration.
Departments may nominate up to three students each.
Follow-Up Report: All grant recipients are required to submit a one-page report and reimbursement paperwork within one month after travel has concluded.
For complete details, see: https://apps.grad.illinois.edu/fellowship-finder/?action=main.fellowship&fid=3300
Applications should be submitted via Blackbaud by Sunday, 10/31/21 at 11:59 PM. New Blackbaud users can find instructions here.