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What are the eligibility requirements to apply for a travel award?

  1. All graduate and professional students planning to travel MUST follow Texas A&M University's Travel Policies and guidance in response to COVID-19

  2. The applicant must be a currently enrolled graduate student in one of the following colleges at TAMU – College Station: College of Agriculture and Life Science, School of Architecture, Bush School of Government, Mays Business School, School of Education and Human Development, College of Engineering, College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, School of Performance, Visualization, and Fine Arts, or the School of Law. 

  3. The applicant must be in good academic standing (3.0 GPR) both at the time of application AND at time of receiving reimbursement.

  4. The applicant must be registered as a full-time graduate student at TAMU – College Station at the time of application AND at the time of receiving reimbursement.

    NOTE: If the applicant will use the research and presentation travel award to travel during the summer but does not wish to register full-time for the Summer Term, they may: 1) register for 1 or more credit hours during the summer to receive the RAP reimbursement during the summer, or 2) register full-time for the Fall Term to receive the RAP reimbursement when the Fall Term begins. Applicants must submit reimbursement Forms within 30 days of the trip return date.

  5. Students will receive a maximum of one travel award per graduate degree level. NOTE FOR VIRTUAL CONFERENCES: If you’ve received the Travel Award for a virtual conference and reimbursed under $300 before 1st Feb 2023, you may apply again for a second travel award during your degree

  6. Conference applicants must commit to fully participating in the conference (beyond their oral or poster presentation). This commitment should be addressed in the Travel Purpose and Activities Essay under Additional Requirements for the Application AND should be noted in the 2-page Reflection required in the Reimbursement Form.

  7. The purpose for travel should directly relate to the applicant’s degree program.

  8. Prior to the application deadline, applicants must have attended AND completed an associated reflection quiz in the G.R.A.D. Aggies Professional Development Program's Canvas page. The student must attend the G.R.A.D. Aggies event within the 12 month period prior to the application deadline. The Grad School Travel Award Review Committee will verify attendance (i.e. through attendance records and sign-in sheets) and completion of the reflection quiz (i.e. through your upload screengrab of your reflection answers).

    To see current G.R.A.D. Aggies events, click here. NOTE: The event must be a G.R.A.D. Aggies event and posted to the G.R.A.D. Aggies events calendar. Visit for more information.

    The reflection quiz can be found in the G.R.A.D. Aggies Professional Development Certificate page through Canvas. If you do not have access to this page, submit the form at  NOTE: The reflection quiz does NOT need to be graded before you submit your application , but you MUST upload the screengrab showing all three reflection quiz answers. The application is considered incomplete without the reflection answers. Please see the Template and Reflection Screengrab Instructions under Application Requirements - 4) Additional Requirements here.

    IMPORTANT: Do not submit your application if you are missing any requirements (please read the Application Requirements). We are not able to accept supplemental materials via email and the application portal does not allow any additional documents to be added to your application. If you are missing requirements, we will have to return your application to you for you to update and then your Committee Chair and Department Head will have to reapprove the application.

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