Grad students to consider travel grant referendum

Graduate students will vote Feb. 22-23 on a referendum to create a "Graduate Student Travel Grant Fund." The proposal would be funded by a new student fee. The travel grants would be awarded to graduate students by a Graduate Student Travel Grant Committee.

The travel awards are designed to support students presenting papers, posters and creative work at conferences. The awards would not exceed $500 and 50 percent of the cost of attending a conference.

The awards would also be available for travel expenses to complete research projects.

The committee would also consider requests for non-research based travel for students in fields of study that do not require traditional research. Those fields include business administration, fine and performing arts and teacher certification.

Funds awarded through the program could be used for registration fees, presentation materials, transportation and lodging associated with the reason for travel.

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