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Travel Funding

Professional Development/Conference Travel Award

Each year, Student Affairs receives requests from students to fund professional development and conference opportunities. In order to fairly evaluate to these requests, we are standardizing the way in which these requests are collected. Individual DSPH undergraduate and graduate students may request funding from Student Affairs for conference and professional development travel by completing the Travel Funding Request form.

Given the number of requests and the limited resources the department has, please understand that not all requests may be honored. Priority will be given to students who are near the end of their program, who have not requested funding from the department before, and who submit requests with significant advance notice.

Funding requests for travel must be submitted at least four weeks in advance to allow enough lead time to purchase reasonably-priced flights. Please note that funding is limited, and is not guaranteed. The maximum level of support that Student Affairs provides is $200.


Please complete the funding request form and describe your professional development or conference opportunity. You will be asked to provide a brief rationale for your request and an estimated budget. You will also be asked to share photos and provide a write-up upon your return or at the conclusion of the event. This information may be shared on the department's website, Facebook page, or in reports to the upper administration. We will process reimbursements after we receive your materials.

Please send the completed request form to Phi Nguyen at

Download the Funding Request Form