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Research and Travel Funds-Graduate Students

Funds are available for graduate students (Masters or Doctoral) on the Norman campus to help pay expenses related to:

  • Travelling to make a presentation at an academic conference or
  • Conducting research

A graduate student may apply once per academic year for support for travel to a conference or for research-related activities.  Typically, the Research Committee can fund up to one-third of actual costs (not to exceed $1000).  You will need to provide actual expense receipts to receive reimbursement.

Directions for applying for funds:

  1. Complete the online form at: https://oueducation.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_d0ZaIAsskn2cuVf
  2. The online form requires an estimate of costs.  Fill in every box, including typing in $0 if the expected amount is $0.  
  3. Specify details (travel support or research support, location of conference, summary of anticipated expenses) in the box for narrative (10,000 character limit).
  4. If presenting a paper, upload a letter of acceptance or copy the page from the conference program that features your presentation.  If you are asking for research support, upload the IRB approval letter.
  5. Provide the name and email of an OU faculty member who supports your application.  The faculty member will receive an email requesting a letter on your behalf.

When you click Submit at the bottom of the application, you will receive a pop up that says “SUCCESS!”  If you need help with the online form, please email Gina Powell at ginapowell@ou.edu.

What does NOT qualify for Travel and Research Funding?

  • Food or other expenses for participants in a research study
  • Class projects
  • Requests for disbursements over $1000
  • Any reimbursement request submitted more than 120 days after the event

Deadlines:

For travel planned for July 1 – December 31, the deadline is October 1.
Awards are announced in November.

For travel planned for January 1 – June 30, the deadline is March 1.
Awards are announced in April.

Of course, funds may fluctuate due to factors beyond the control of the Research Committee, such as the number of applications and the annual budget. Contact Gina Powell at ginapowell@ou.edu if you have questions.