Doctoral Student Travel Fellowship


  • To be eligible for funding:
    • The applicant must be a doctoral student.
    • The applicant must be enrolled in the semester in which the fellowship is awarded.
    • The applicant must have successfully completed at least 30 credits towards their degree program prior to requesting this fellowship.
    • The applicant is not eligible if they have previously received a Doctoral Student Travel award.
    • The funds are intended to be used for travel to meetings at which the student is presenting their research.
    • Students at UConn Health are not eligible for this award.

Funding Information

  1. Financial Support:
    1. Any travel costs in excess of the $750 DST fellowship are the responsibility of the student.
    2. Funds are limited and are not guaranteed. Funding is dispersed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
    3. Funds are available one time only during a student’s academic career.
  1. Application Cycles:
    1. Two Doctoral Student Travel Fellowship funding cycles occur during an academic year:
      1. Fall is from July 1 and July 31. Awards are made in August.
      2. Spring is from January 1 and January 31. Awards are made in February.
  1. Application:
    1. You may access the application link at the bottom of this page.
    2. Please submit applications online to with DSTF in the subject line.

Travel Restrictions

  1. Students are responsible for knowing any and all travel advisories and restrictions and should plan accordingly.
  2. Students should familiarize themselves with alerts and warnings issued by the U.S. Department of State at