2023 Graduate Student Travel Awards

Travel Awards provide financial support to UF Graduate students to present their water-related research at a national or international conference.

Award Details

UF graduate students can request up to $1,000 for travel. The award will be disbursed as a reimbursement upon submission of receipts following UF travel directives.

Airfare and registration may be paid in advance under certain circumstances.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a UF graduate student at the time of the conference
  • Must be the presenting author
  • Faculty advisor must be a Water Institute Affiliate Faculty member
  • Abstract must have been submitted

Application Materials

  • Abstract with list of co-authors
  • Proof of abstract submission
  • Estimated travel budget (see budget template)


  • Students must travel within one calendar year upon receiving the award
  • Acknowledgement of Water Institute support on poster/presentation
  • Present research at a Water Institute event (e.g., seminar or symposium)

Deadlines and Decisions

Applications are accepted at the start of every semester and close on the following dates:

Spring Semester Summer Semester Fall Semester
March 15, 2023 May 15, 2023 September 1, 2023

Decision Dates:

Spring Semester Summer Semester Fall Semester
March 30, 2023 May 29, 2023 September 15, 2023


Christian A. Rodriguez
Program Assistant