Domestic Travel

The Graduate Student Senate Domestic Travel Award supports research and the professional development of Kent State University graduate students.

Once you have downloaded the instructions above and gathered all of the necessary information, follow the "Domestic Travel Application" link below to begin the application process.

Apply for the Domestic Travel Award

Application Guidelines

Please download the Funding Form (PDF) to include in your reimbursement packet.
Please view our Business Manager list for more information and to contact your respective manager.

2019-2020 Academic Year Deadlines

Fall DTA Recipients
Spring DTA Recipients 
Summer - May 14, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. for travel between May 14 and August 27, 2019

Information for DTA Recipients

Awardees: Please remember to double check your GSS Funding Form for completeness, as well as confirm that all appropriate supporting documents (i.e. original receipts, proof of presentation, etc.) are attached. By submitting an incomplete GSS Funding Form and/or not providing appropriate supporting documents, you forfeit your Domestic Travel Award. NO electronic submissions will be accepted.

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)*

How do recipients know when their DTA has been processed?

The Domestic Travel Award will be refunded to your Bursar account. This means that if you have a balance on your account, the award monies will be applied to the balance before being processed as a refund (if any funds remain after the balance has been taken care of). Navigating the Bursar webpage can be challenging. We recommend you visit this link for an overview on how to determine whether your refund has been issued and/or if the award money will be going toward a Bursar balance rather than as an actual refund.

DTA recipientscan check their Bursar account by logging into Flashline and visiting the "Student Dashboard." From there, recipients should click on "Student Account Balance." If the award has been processed, recipients will see "Graduate Student Senate Award" in their term detail report with the award monies in the "Payment" column. This indicates that this is a positive amount on recipients' account rather than an amount that is to-be-paid.

For questions regarding the Domestic Travel Award, please contact Finance Chair, Xin Hong at