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
All MCB graduate students are eligible to receive a total of two departmental travel awards during their graduate career. In order to receive a travel award you must be presenting a talk or poster at a professional meeting or conference. Applications should be submitted prior to travel occuring. Travel funds are limited to $350 per trip and will be reimbursed after travel is complete and receipts are submitted to the Graduate Affairs Office.
Travel grant applications are submitted online on a rolling basis and reviewed monthly by the Head Graduate Adviser and GAO. Funding notifications will be sent at the beginning of each month.
Graduate Division Travel Grants
The UC Berkeley Graduate Division also provides awards to allow students to attend professional conferences (up to $400 within California, $600 elesewhere in the US, or $1,000 outside North America). 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.
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.