Travel Awards


The GPGG views attending scientific conferences/meetings/symposia as an essential component of Ph.D. student training. Each year we reserve funds from the program budget to help defray the cost of attending meetings. Preferably, we would like you to identify a meeting and apply for an award prior to attending.   If you are looking for reimbursement for a past meeting, you will need to demonstrate that the full cost for the meeting was not already covered by grant funds and/or GMS contributions (e.g., the student had unmet out-of-pocket expenses directly related to attending the meeting).

Please note that awards typically will not exceed $2,000 and a student may receive this travel support one time during Ph.D. program training. The number of awards that we can make is limited. Students can receive a travel award for no more than one meeting per calendar year.

Application Process

Please download and complete the Request Form for GPGG Travel Funds

Email your completed form to

Other Resources

The Division of Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS) offers a $250 award that students can apply to receive once throughout their educational studies. To find the application, please click here!

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) administers two awards twice a year for professional development. This award can be used for courses and conferences held during the specific application cycle. For more information on the Delill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics, click here!