While all departments should have some funds available for graduate student travel to academic conferences, the Dean’s Fund for Scholarly Travel provided University-wide travel funding that are dispersed quarterly. More informations is available from the Graduate School.
All applicants must be presenting a paper that represents their own work; presenting a poster or serving as a panel discussant alone are not sufficient to qualify applicants for these funds. Students in the humanities and social sciences, and those students further along in the program are given priority. Maximum awarded funds are $600, which will be reimbursed through stipend checks.
Certain schools and other institutes may have their own travel award programs (ie. SEAS Graduate Travel Fund).
Finally, don’t forget to investigate whether student travel support is available directly from an academic conference. Such funds are usually limited and available by request, so investigate early!