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Travel Grants

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The following fund sources are available to MCB Graduate students who wish to attend professional conferences. Conferences are a wonderful way to meet scientists in your field, to hear about new research, and to present your own research.

MCB Travel Grants

A travel reimbursement of up to $350 will be provided to MCB students presenting a paper or poster at professional meetings or conferences. There is a departmental cap of $10K per year for all student travel awards. There is a limit of two travel awards per student per graduate career.

Each October and March there will be a call for proposals (form below) and any award must be requested prior to the meeting or conference. The GAC will review all proposals and make decisions on departmental awards of travel funds. Priority will be given to those who have not received prior travel support.

MCB Travel Grant Application Form (Word)

Graduate Division Travel Grants

The UC Berkeley Graduate Division also provides awards of up to $500 to allow students to attend professional conferences. Applicants must be in the final stages of their graduate work and planning to present a paper on their dissertation research at the conference they are attending.  For more information and the application form please see the Graduate Division fellowship website.

Graduate Assembly

The UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly has a travel grant program that provides funding for grad students to attend conferences relevant to their studies outside the Bay Area. One-time annual awards are $300 for presenters and $150 for non-presenters are selected by lottery. For more information please see the Graduate Assembly website.