Graduate Student Travel Grant

We are able to provide travel support to University of Minnesota Twin Cities graduate students in European studies.  The travel grants are intended for travel to scholarly conferences. Graduate students in good standing can apply for up to $2,500 for travel to an international conference and up to $1,000 for North American conferences or the actual costs of the travel, whichever is less.

Only graduate students whose European Studies proposals have been accepted as conference presentations can apply.  Awards will be processed as travel reimbursements.

Application Process

  • Download and complete the Application Form (PDF);
  • Include a one-page project description that includes travel destination and dates and an abstract of the conference presentation; and
  • Written confirmation by the conference organizers of acceptance into the conference program
Applications can be submitted to the Center for German & European Studies through email at

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted twice per year with deadlines on March 15 and October 15.


  • Applicants must be fully matriculated graduate students in good standing at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Applicants who have not been awarded a Graduate Student Travel Grant in the last two years will received competitive preference.
  • Past recipients who have not submitted a travel report are not eligible for new funding.

Grantee Obligations

Grantees should complete a University Travel Authorization form and register international travel in the GPS Alliance International Travel Registry before travel.  Grantees should also observe all other GPS Alliance mandated requirements and regulations pertaining to international travel.

Submit a one-page project report that specifies the project outcomes at the end of the award period.

Please send questions and requests for more information to Klaas van der Sanden via email to or call 612-625-1856.