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 Graduate Student Travel Fund

The Graduate Student Travel Fund (GSTF) supports travel associatedwith scholarly research and creative activities. Funding for the GSTF has been generously provided by the Financial Affairs Committee of the Associated Students.

Approximately $15,000 is available annually to support graduate student travel. The maximum award is $1,000, unless extenuating circumstances are justified. The funds must be used within the cycle months. Travel for the Spring must be taken within February 1, 2018- September 30, 2018.  

The Graduate Student Travel Fund is available to all degree-seeking SDSU graduate students with an accumulated grade point average of at least 3.0. 

To apply for the 2018 Spring Cycle, applications must be turned in no later than February 1, 2018. Recipients will be notified mid-February. 


Apply for the Fall 2018 Cycle

*Application opens December 4, 2018* 

The primary criteria used in evaluating applications for funding are as follows:

● Relevance or merit of professional activity to support student’s research/scholarship in designated major field of study. If attending a conference, the student must be invited to give an oral or poster presentation. In the case of performance or visual arts the student must be invited to present.

● Appropriateness of scope and budget

● Contribution to completion of a thesis or dissertation

● Prior awards received from GSTF

Travel for training or study abroad is not eligible for GSTF funding.

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For More GTSF Information

Division of Research Affairs

Gateway Center, 3rd floor

San Diego State University
5250 Campanile Dr.
Mail Code 1933
San Diego, CA 92182

Phone: 619-594-5938
Fax: 619-594-4109