All travel expenses for which you expect to be reimbursed should be approved before travel occurs. Contact the Program office prior to travel to learn about state and federal guidelines.
Funding Through the Program
Students supported by the Program’s Training Grant are eligible for $300 of travel expenses. In addition, the Program holds an annual NTP Travel Award Competition in May. The Program awards $500 travel allowances that can be used in the following fiscal year (July 1-June 30). There is a short application that needs to be filled out to apply for these awards. The Student Awards Committee administers this competition.
There are several opportunities for students to obtain outside funding for travel. Many meetings have competitions for student travel awards. Here are just a few examples.
- SACNAS offers travel scholarships to attend the SACNAS National Conference. More information can be found on their website (http://sacnas.org).
- The Society for Neuroscience offers Trainee Professional Development Awards to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows planning to present at the conference. More information can be found here: http://www.sfn.org/Awards-and-Funding/Individual-Prizes-and-Fellowships/Professional-Development-Awards/Trainee-Professional-Development-Awards
- The UW-Madison Graduate Student Council and Graduate Student Professional Development Office offer Vilas Travel Awards for dissertators. Information regarding this award can be found on the Graduate School website (https://grad.wisc.edu/studentfunding/grantscomp/research/)