The UT Humanities Center supports graduate student research through its fellowships and internships. But we also understand that traveling to research archives and exhibitions is expensive for graduate students. We now offer travel funding during the summer months to graduate students to help them complete their dissertation and thesis work.
Advanced graduate students in the UTHC’s affiliated departments* may apply for travel grants of up to $1500 to be used for travel between the months of May and August of the current year. Students may travel to source archives, exhibitions, and performances in and outside the US that are central to their thesis and dissertation research.
Applicants must be full-time graduate students at the University of Tennessee. Students should be M.F.A. students writing theses toward their degrees or Ph.D. students finished with coursework or past comprehensive exams and at the ABD stages of their programs. The grants cannot be used for travel to deliver papers at conferences or professional meetings; for the purchase of books, articles, software, or hardware; for help with manuscript preparation; or for non-research purposes. Applications are vetted on a rolling basis by faculty evaluators, and applicants will be notified shortly after evaluation about whether they have been awarded funding.
Click to download the Summer Travel Grant Funds application form (UT login may be required).