The Linguistics Department has a small fund to support graduate student research projects and travel to scholarly meetings. Graduate students may apply for funding at any time during the year. The departmental Research & Travel Grants Committee reviews applications and makes awards. Awards are made on a rolling basis. Awardees are reimbursed for covered expenses upon presentation of appropriate receipts.
How do I apply? To apply, you must fill out an application (which includes getting a signature from your advisor) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. For the travel grant application, click HERE. For the research grant application, click HERE.
When should I apply? For travel grants, UC San Diego requires that all receipts be turned in within 21 days of travel completion. Therefore, make sure you apply for funding before your conference takes place. For research grants, apply for funding BEFORE you plan to pay participants.
When will I hear back? We will accept applications on a rolling basis, and you can expect to hear from us promptly (within 2 weeks of sending us your application). For travel grants, if you are applying during Winter Quarter for a conference that takes place after March, we will encourage you to apply for the Dean's Fund and wait to get back to you until we see what the outcome of that application is.
Awardees are reimbursed for covered expenses upon presentation of appropriate receipts. Before you apply, make sure you will be able to provide the documentation that will be needed in order to process your award. Remember that all receipts must be turned in within 21 days of travel completion.
For travel reimbursement, you will need to provide: (1) dates of travel, (2) location traveled to, (3) purpose of trip, (4) proof of conference acceptance (email message or letter from conference organizers), and (5) itemized airfare receipt (including itinerary and confirming form of payment). In addition, you will need to sign and complete the UC San Diego Student Certification for Business-Related Travel, which must also be signed by your faculty advisor.
For research reimbursement, you will need to provide: (1) your study name, (2) the amount of individual payments, (3) time period for the study, and (4) the current, valid protocol number (via a copy of your IRB approval letter and the section of the UCSD IRB Approved Informed Consent form outlining Compensation for Participation). NOTE: It is the policy to request an advance prior to paying human subjects. Reimbursement for retroactive out-of-pocket payments are an exception, and are not encouraged. However, if it was unavoidable for someone to pay participants prior to receiving an advance, receipts and all other documentation are required for reimbursement.
The department's travel and research grants are limited, so we encourage you to apply to outside sources. Here are a few options which we highly encourage you to apply for:
Further questions should be addressed to email@example.com. Current members of the Research/Travel Committee can be found here.