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Travel Awards

Current Graduate College travel funding update - February 15, 2022

As ASU travel guidelines and restrictions have been updated, the Graduate College will allow students to apply directly for funds for registration fees only for in-person or remote attendance at professional development conferences and events. Funds for other travel expenses are not permissible.

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Award Details

Students may receive up to $300 per award period for a maximum of $1,000 per fiscal year



Application Deadline Award Period
Wednesday, June 3, 2022 July 1 to September 30, 2022
Thursday, September 1, 2022 October 1 to December 31, 2022
Thursday, December 1, 2022 January 1 to March 31, 2023 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 April 1 to June 30, 2023 


  • For the period of January - March 2023 - Funding requests will be accepted for registration costs for conferences, workshops and training only.
  • Applicants must be graduate students enrolled in an on-campus immersion program during the award period who are in good standing with their academic unit and the Graduate College. 
  • Funding requested must be directly related to the applicant's current graduate program of study.
  • Students must self-apply and include a letter of recommendation signed by an ASU faculty member.
  • Students may apply for each deadline but will be awarded only up to a max of $300 per award period for a total of $1,000 per fiscal year (July 2022 - June 2023).
  • Non-permissible or non-reimbursable charges will be the responsibility of the academic unit or non-reimbursable to the applicant.
  • The following are non-permissible expenses: ASU charges or fees (including workshops or courses utilizing ASU student accounts), requests for professional certifications, or travel-related expenses such as airfare, per diem, hotel, and miscellaneous expenses.

Submission Procedures

  • An application must be submitted no later than 05:00 PM AZ time of the application period deadline.
  • Application for events occurring January 1 - March 31, 2023
  • Students must submit application and upload (Dropbox link provided in application) a letter of recommendation signed by an ASU faculty member by the deadline stated above.
  • Deadlines and completed information are essential to processing requests in a fair and timely manner. In order to ensure the integrity of the application process, no exceptions will be made to program guidelines or deadlines.

Award Notifications

Applicants will be notified as to the status of their application two to three weeks after the close of the posted deadline. If an applicant does not receive an email notification by three weeks after the application deadline, it is the applicant’s responsibility to inquire of his or her application status by emailing for an update.

How to Submit for Reimbursement or Payment of Expenses

Awardee Responsibilities

It is important that you follow all instructions in the award letter in order to utilize funding. There are two options available for utilizing awarded funding (outlined further below)  including Graduate College direct payment or expense reimbursement (via MyASU Trip).

Reimbursable Expenses for In-Person Registration Costs through MyASU Trip (Concur)

The Graduate College Travel Award will cover costs of registration up to $300 per award period with documented receipts.  For specific instructions on this process, please reach out to

Both Travel Award Application, as well as the required travel request listed below for domestic or international travel, must be completed prior to submitting your Travel Award application.

  • Domestic or International Travel: Please go to the ASU Travel Page to update your Travel Profile and then build a Trip Request (as well as the Travel Award Application, see above). Instructions for updating your Travel Profile and creating a Trip Request can be found in the My ASU TRIP manual.
  • When preparing your Concur trip request via MyASU Trip, you will need to route the request thru your academic unit. If awarded, the academic unit will need to add the Graduate College cost center, CC0959 and program, PG02940, and route the request for final approval to Pamela Felix.

Please follow this approval and booking process:

  • Research your destination and identify safety requirements and protocol using the ASU Travel Guidance website.
  • Please follow your academic unit’s instructions for submitting a travel request via MyASU Trip. This includes Concur account access approval.
  • For international travel as a student, you must first register your international travel in the Student International Travel Registration System.
  • Submit a trip request in MyASU TRIP/Concur. Attach the approved Student International Travel email. Ensure your request and attachments include how you plan to travel safely. Please contact for cost center/program information.
  • After the request is fully approved in My ASU TRIP/Concur, book your travel through My ASU TRIP/Concur.
  • Airfare must be booked through My ASU Trip/Concur so the university may fulfill its duty of care responsibility to ASU travelers. Lodging, rental cars and other business travel arrangements should be booked through My ASU Trip/Concur unless there is a business reason to do otherwise.
  • VERY IMPORTANT: Pre-authorization and the use of ASU’s booking processes are required to ensure travel reimbursement.

Direct Payment

If you are requesting the Graduate College make payment on your behalf, please fill out the required Expenditure Payment Request Form (provided with award letter) and submit to with the following:

  • A copy of the award letter
  • Information needed to make payment (website, registration form, etc.)
  • Documentation of event in pdf format (webpage, brochure, email)
  • You are also required to add a brief statement on the submission form that explains the purpose of the event and how your “attendance” at this event benefits you, ASU, and your research.

If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate College Business Office via phone at 480-965-5873 or email