Domestic Travel

The GSS Domestic Travel Award (DTA) is a non-competitive award that supports the graduate students to attend or travel to a domestic conference. This award offers a flat rate of $300 for a domestic travel or a rate up to $300 to attend a virtual conference depending on the conference registration fee.

The purpose of this award is to promote the professional and academic development of the graduate students at Kent State University. The DTA funding is restricted to individuals presenting, performing, or actively participating at professional conferences or comparable academic events related to their academic program or standards of their field.

Applicants: Apply for the Summer DTA (Only Virtual Conferences)

Applicants: Apply for the Fall Domestic Travel Award (DTA)

Domestic Travel Award Guidelines

Post-Award Survey

Please view our Business Manager list for more information and to contact your respective manager.

2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR DEADLINES

Summer 2020 - August 15, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. for travel between May 14, 2020 and August 25, 2020
Fall 2020 – September 7, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. for travel between August 27, 2020 and January 18, 2021
Spring 2021 – February 1, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. for travel between January 19, 2021 and May 19, 2021
Summer 2021 – May 31, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. for travel between May 20, 2021 and August 25, 2021

Summer 2020 DTA Recipients

Spring 2020 DTA Recipients

Fall 2019 DTA Recipients

INFORMATION FOR DTA RECIPIENTS

Awardees: After you are approved for the DTA award, please set up a direct deposit in order to receive the money. The Office of the Dean of Students will process a direct deposit (preferred) or a check request to an address specified in the application form. Awardees are also required to complete a Post-Award Survey after their return/attendance from the travel/conference.

The Non-Resident Award Letter (PDF) pertains to non-resident students who have received an award from the Graduate Student Senate. Please read for further information.

The Resident Award Letter (PDF) pertains to U.S. resident students who have received an award from the Graduate Student Senate. Please read for further information.

Please refer to the GSS Bylaws for further clarification into the policies and procedures associated with this Award (Articles V-VIII)

For questions regarding the Domestic Travel Award, please contact Finance Chair, Maneesh Shukla, at mshukla@kent.edu.