Grant Forms and Policies

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These grants are designed to reward excellence in scholarship and to increase the visibility of the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s graduate programs within the academic community.


Graduate Student Association (GSA) Travel Grants

The Graduate Student Association provides graduate students with travel grants to attend professional conferences, workshops, or to complete thesis research. Funds are limited and all guidelines are strictly enforced.

This scholarship award is up to $250, in addition, the applicant can acquire extra funds from their respective departmental- GSA fund. The award cannot be accompanied with the Graduate School Travel Grant. Funds will be reimbursed to the applicant's student account if the applicant is graduate assistant, or check.

Submit the completed applicaton before your travel to the GSA Treasurer, Terrie Nelson at;
along with your letter of support (from your faculty advisor, mentor, etc) to

Please note that you have to attend at least one GSA meeting during the academic year to receive a GSA travel grant. Attendance to a meeting can be either face-to-face or online via WebEx. All GSA meeting emails via Nancy Holland contain login information for WebEx.

Are you a first author or presenter for a conference?
If so, you are eligible for Graduate School Travel Grants.

Graduate School Travel Grants

The Graduate School Travel grants support student presentations of original, creative research or projects at a conference. Funds are limited and guidelines are strictly enforced. In the event of limited funds, preference will be given to applications from students beyond their first year of graduate study who did not receive a travel award last year. A student is eligible for only one travel award per academic year. Please submit the applicaton before your travel.

The Graduate School Travel Grant is up to $400, in addition, the applicant can acquire extra funds from his/her respective departmental- GSA fund. For more information, please check out the Graduate School Travel Grant link.

Graduate Student Association Travel Grants * (PDF)

Graduate School Travel Grants Application *(PDF)

Graduate School Travel Grant Information* (link)

* GSA Travel Grants and Graduate School Travel Grants may NOT be awarded for the same event or conference

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