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tfpApp_f22.docx Fall 2022 - Travel Fund Program application instructions

The Fall 2022 Cycle Travel Fund Program opens on July 25th and closes on August 22st. The Summer Cycle covers any conferences attended between October 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022. Awardees will be notified on or before September 20th. Contact Cissy Ming ( for more information.

The Travel Fund Program (TFP) is the GPSS's most popular program, and is sponsored by the Graduate School and the Virginia Tech Office of the Provost. As funding is limited, TFP provides partial grants to help cover some part of the expenses associated with graduate student conference travel (this includes transportation, registration fees, lodging, and meals). All graduate students -- traveling within the U.S. or internationally -- are eligible to apply. Due to limited funding, only one award may be made each academic year. Please note that summer travel is covered as part of the Fall semester.

Full-time graduate students may receive up to $750 in funds toward travel expenses, registration and fees associated with attending a virtual or in-person conference.

Travel Fund Cycles

The program is divided into three cycles for faster reimbursements. The cycles are:

  • Summer 2022 (Travel dates: July 1 - September 30) 
  • Fall 2022 (Travel dates: October 1 - December 31)
  • Winter 2023 (Travel dates: January 1 - March 31) 
  • Spring 2023 (Travel dates: April 1 - June 30) 

Applications for each cycle will be announced on this page as they are opened. 

Application openings and deadlines for each cycle will also be announced on our Facebook page, our Twitter account, and through the weekly Graduate School listserv email.

Chair responsibilities: organize, manage, and execute the three cycles, including, but not limited to, the creation of supporting application documents, the creation, maintenance, evaluation of information provided via qualtrics application surveys, managing the completion and award processes.

Questions? Please email the TFP Chair from your VT email address.

We encourage you to take advantage of this program!