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Travel to Support Doctoral Research

Support for Doctoral Research Travel

Eligibility: The applicant must be (1) a doctoral candidate (proposal and/or prospectus must be formally approved by the department); and (2) registered for at least one credit hour at Baylor University during the semester of travel. Summer requests can be based on fall registration.

Award: The Graduate School will match funds with the student's department, up to $300. A doctoral student is eligible for one such award during her/his studies at Baylor University.

  1. Application Form: email completed form to GSTA@baylor.edu
  2. A letter, emailed to GSTA@baylor.edu, that contains:
    • The need for travel is described and justified
    • An estimate of expenses to be incurred in the proposed travel
    • An attached copy of the approved dissertation proposal
  3. A brief statement of support form your major professor e-mailed to GSTA@baylor.edu.
  4. An email stating matching funds from the departmental Graduate Program Director (GPD).

Note: The student should submit his/her application four weeks prior to travel. If the request is submitted nearer to the meeting date, funding may not reach the student until after the meeting. A check will be mailed directly to the student.

Report:

Within 30 days of returning from the meeting the student should:

  1. Prepare a brief report of the meeting and email the report to GSTA@baylor.edu, or mail the report to Mrs. Harman via the address below. Please give a brief overview of the conference and describe the impact and benefits the meeting has had on your professional development.
  2. Submit scanned receipts of expenses incurred that are covered by the Graduate School award to Mrs. Harman's office in Morrison 200. If necessary, students may mail the documents to the address below.
  3. If your professional expenses were less than the amount of the award, include a check (payable to Baylor University) for the difference.
      Sandra B. Harman
      Dissertation and Thesis Coordinator
      Baylor University Graduate School
      One Bear Place #97264
      Waco, TX 76798-7264
      Telephone: 254-710-3582

Note: Award recipients who fail to submit reports are ineligible for future support from Graduate School travel programs.

Baylor's Tax & Compliance Office has determined that travel grants which are provided to students in order to further their educational research endeavors are classified as fellowships. Such a fellowship is reportable by the students as taxable income.