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Graduate School Travel Grants

The Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Grant and the International Conference Student Support Award (ICSSA) help defray the expenses incurred by UMD graduate students who are traveling to scholarly, scientific, or professional conferences to present papers, posters, or other scholarly material. Students may receive each award twice during their graduate education at UMD, once before the achievement of candidacy (including master’s students) and a second time after the achievement of candidacy. To be eligible, students must be presenting a paper, poster, or other types of presentation and must be enrolled at UMD at the time of travel.

Goldhaber Eligibility: The Goldhaber Award is a matching grant and requires that students secure funding from an internal or external source prior to submitting an application. Please see complete guidelines for additional information.

ICSSA Eligibility: The ICSSA pays the registration fee for conferences located outside of the United States. Award maximum is $500. 

Application Process: Applications and all supporting materials must be received in the Graduate School before the travel dates. Students, please inform your department's business office about your travel grant application. Submit application to Please note, these travel awards are reimbursement awards. Awarded students need to keep receipts and submit them to their department's business office.

Jacob K. Goldhaber Guidelines and Application

ICSSA Guidelines and Application

Reimbursement Instructions for Departments

If awarded, students must return a Travel Award Acceptance Form

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