These awards are available to support graduate student travel to conferences, workshops, or for fieldwork, across the country. Click on individual tabs for more details about each award. For dissertation travel awards, check the research funding page.
Conference, Workshop, and Fieldwork Travel
Each year, the Islamic Studies Program offers awards to support graduate student travel to conferences or for fieldwork. The program usually offers a limited number of competitive awards each grant cycle. Award amounts vary and depend upon our budget. Travel awardees are selected based on the need and relevance of the project to Islamic Studies (broadly defined).
All graduate students in good standing at IU Bloomington are eligible and encouraged to apply, although preference will be given to doctoral students. The Program requests that award recipients acknowledge our support in any product of their research, if applicable.
The Russian and East European Institute (REEI) provides grants to help graduate students who specialize in the Russian East European region present their research at major association meetings and conferences. Student travel reimbursement is limited to minimum airfare or mileage (per IU guidelines), one night lodging, and conference registration fee. Students may also be eligible for conference travel support from the College of Arts and Sciences. Please check with your home department graduate advisor to see if you can be nominated. REEI domestic conference travel grants will not exceed $400 and international grants will not exceed $600. Deadlines: January, April (if funds available), and October
The College of Arts and Humanities Institute announces a competition (two times per year) for graduate students to support costs related to travel to professional conferences at which the student is presenting a paper.
Eligibility: Any Ph.D. or MFA student in the arts and humanities (in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University) may apply.
Awards may be up to $1,000.
The College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Travel Awards are intended to assist students traveling to and presenting at major national and international conferences. The College typically hosts two travel award competitions for the academic year. One is held in the fall term and the other in the spring term. Each department sets its own internal deadlines for review of its students’ applications. For travel between July and March, apply for the fall travel award. For travel between January and August, apply for the spring travel award.
The GPSG Travel Award is offered through a competitive process for graduate and professional students at Indiana University Bloomington. A flat award of $500 is given to help support travel expenses to conferences at which the student’s work will be presented (i.e. speeches, posters or interactive design), or to help support travel to workshops, special trainings, competitions and auditions that will benefit the student professionally.
Funds may be used for registration fees, presentation materials, transportation, and lodging/food associated with the conference, workshop, training, competition or audition. Students may apply for one travel award per semester, but may apply for travel awards for multiple events/ conferences in different semesters, even if they are a previous winner. There are two deadlines per year: Spring for January-December calendar year awards, Fall: July-June calendar year awards.
Supported training activities include:
Enrollment in a foreign language or an area studies course not offered at IU
Participation in a structured international internship
Formal training program or workshop on an international topic
Awards: Up to $2,000. Proposal deadlines vary each academic year, but usually fall in August, December, and March.
The Office of Overseas Study awards over $100,000 in scholarship support annually on the basis of financial need and academic merit. Scholarships are available in several categories. Note, the Office of Overseas Study relies on the official assessment of Financial Need conducted by the IU Office of Student Financial Assistance to verify each applicant's financial circumstances. This information is based on the completed FAFSA.
*** Area Studies Centers/Programs in the School of Global and International Studies offer funding, with a preference for MA or PhD students or PhD minors in that program or world region. Additionally, COAS, CAHI and UGS funding can support international activities in some instances.