Conference Travel Grants

Presentations at national and international conferences and professional meetings are a crucial aspect of graduate students’ academic and professional development. Sources of conference travel support accessible to graduate students in the Dietrich School include those highlighted below.

If you are receiving travel grants from multiple sources, you must communicate with each office about all sources of funding so that the offices can coordinate on a single expense report in the Concur Travel and Expense System. Failure to communicate about all funding sources will compromise your eligibility. Submit your packet with all receipts and documentation to your department first. If you are also receiving funding through the A&S PBC Travel Grant, please submit your receipts and documentation to Katelyn White at If you are receiving funding through A&S GSO travel grants, please contact Michael O'Brien at or visit If you are receiving funding through GPSG travel grants, please contact the Graduate and Profesional Student Government at or visit

Arts and Sciences-PBC Travel Fund

Travel grants of up to $600 are available to Dietrich School graduate students who are presenting at conferences and professional meetings. Please refer to the eligibility requirements and application. All materials can be submitted as .pdf files. For questions that are not addressed by these materials, contact Katelyn White at prior to travel.

Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Organization Travel Grants

The Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Organization (A&S GSO) sponsors grants for travel to an academic conference to present a paper or a poster, to participate in an interactive workshop, or to attend a job talk/interview at a conference (for doctoral students only). To be eligible you must be enrolled as a Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences graduate student at the time of your travel. For a workshop to be considered you must be presenting original research and you may not be receiving course credit. Details and contact information are available on the A&S GSO website. A&S-GSO grants require pre-approval.

Graduate and Professional Student Government Travel Grants

Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) Travel Grants were established in 1993 to provide financial assistance to graduate and professional students at the University of Pittsburgh who are participating in academic or professional conferences. Applicants must currently be enrolled as a student in a graduate or professional program at the University of Pittsburgh. Details are available on the GPSG website. GPSG Travel Grants require pre-approval.