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Department Travel Grants

The Department of Philosophy annually provides travel awards to help fund domestic travel for a limited number of graduate students. These awards are intended to foster graduate student professional development and research support through participation in conferences, colloquia, and workshops hosted outside of The Ohio State University as well as supporting research and fieldwork travel. 

Domestic travel grant requests may not exceed $400 per academic year for students presenting at a conference. Applications will require a proposed travel budget and title of paper/panel that has been accepted. 

Your application will be routed to your current Advisor (or Graduate Studies Chair, Prof. Smithies, if you do not have an assigned Advisor) and the Department Chair for review. We will notify you by email of the status. 

Apply for Additional Grants

Due to a limited number of funds, students are encouraged to seek funding from outside of the department, including sources such as the Arts and Sciences Small Grants, the Ray Travel Grant or conference assistance. A more comprehensive list for graduate student grants can be found on our resources page

Disbursement of Funds

Please note that Federal regulations require that all scholarships and financial resources, excluding compensation, received by a student be included as part of their financial aid package and as such they may be subject to taxation. In order to comply with federal regulations and university procedures and to simplify the process for everyone, we will process these through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The award will appear on your Statement of Account and issued as a refund. You will not be required to submit receipts to the department but we suggest maintaining for your own records. 

Direct Deposit

Please note that you must set up your direct deposit in order to receive any financial aid refunds electronically, otherwise a paper check will be mailed. This can be setup through SIS/BuckeyeLink and it is different than your payroll direct deposit.