Purpose: The main purpose of the Graduate Student Travel Support Program is to encourage and support graduate student travel to present their research and scholarly work at society/professional meeting. This funding is intended to catalyze innovative research and creative activities involving A&S students/faculty and increase awareness of the scholarly achievements of Mississippi State University.
Funding is available to support all disciplines and is expected to leverage resources or collaborations resulting in impactful research and scholarly activities with the potential to elevate the ranking, reputation, and research productivity of A&S and MSU.
GSTS funds are made available through the Arts & Sciences Dean's Office and are intended to facilitate graduate student scholarship and success.
Student must complete and submit the A&S Graduate Student Travel Support Application Form via the online Portal. Applications will automatically be routed for required electronic approval (Major Professor, Graduate Coordinator, and Department Head).
Student must also submit a travel report within 30 days of return. The report form must be submitted by logging back into the portal at https://w.msstate.edu/cas/cfo/travel/grad/ and completing the final step of your original travel support request.
Will receive notification that a submission is waiting in the Major Professor's que. Electronic approval is required on the online application form. By logging into the Portal and approving the request, the Major Professor indicates their support of the student's travel request.
Will receive notification that a submission is waiting in the Head's que. Electronic approval is required on the online application form. By logging into the Portal and approving, the Department Head indicates their support of the student's travel request and any departmental funding commitment. Once approved by the department head, all requests will be sent electronically to the ADR (Dr. Giselle Thibaudeau) for final review and funding recommendation.