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Graduate Research/Travel Grants

Program Overview

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 Grant Committee reviews applications and makes awards. Awards are typically made twice each academic year: in the middle of Fall Quarter, and early in Spring Quarter.

Awardees are reimbursed for covered expenses upon presentation of appropriate receipts (ticket stubs, cash receipts from linguistic informants, etc.).

Application Process

Use the appropriate web-based form for Travel Grants or Research Grants.

Award Guidelines

  1. More advanced students will be given priority over less advanced students.
  2. Priority will also be inversely proportional to previous amounts granted to a particular student.
  3. Maximum travel grants will normally be $350 for any single trip.
  4. Applications for travel to scholarly meetings should be separate from other requests. Travel funds will be granted only to students who have had a paper accepted at a conference. The application should include the amount of money requested, the method of transportation (air, car, etc.), the name of the conference, a copy of the abstract which was submitted, and the letter of acceptance or a copy of the program.
  5. Other research applications should include a short description of the research proposed and a detailed budget. [Human subjects pay ranges from $7-$20.]
  6. You are encouraged to discuss your application with your faculty advisor before submitting it to the committee.


General questions about the Research/Travel Grant Program should be addressed to Graduate Coordinator.

The graduate program combines thorough training in theoretical linguistics and formal analysis with innovative experimental approaches to the study of language.

Inquiries about the Linguistics Graduate Program should be directed to Professor Eric Bakovic, Director of Graduate Studies.