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GRADUATE FUNDING SOURCES

Support for Conference and Research Travel

The Department of Theatre provides matching funding for graduate student travel. Please fill out the THR Graduate Travel Support Application and submit this along with the Graduate School Travel Funding Application referenced below to the Chairperson of the Department of Theatre.

The College of Arts & Letters provides up to $350 per graduate student per year toward expenses of travel to conferences: Travel Funding Guidelines. The MSU Graduate School provides up to $400 per student per degree; Graduate School Travel Funding Application (International Travel Funding Guidelines are included in this document).

Here are several samples of the THR Graduate Travel Support Applications:

Research Enhancement Award

The MSU Graduate School has funds available to support activities that enhance graduate and graduate professional students’ research projects. These funds are provided by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies and administered by the Graduate School. Funds are available to support research activities including travel to participate in workshops, data collection, short courses, and extramural laboratory rotations. Under special circumstances, funding requests to purchase supplies/materials relevant to the student’s research will be considered. Research enhancement funding is only for graduate students enrolled in a degree program. Criteria for applying for research enhancement funding and the application are located at Research Enhancement Funding Application. Additionally, please also fill out the THR Graduate Travel Support Application and submit to the Chairperson of the Department of Theatre.

Summer College Research Abroad Monies (SCRAM)

The College of Arts & Letters is offering fellowships up to $3,000 each intended for students in the latter stages of degree completion whose research requires significant use of facilities, sources, or resources abroad.

Support is for travel during the summer semester. Preference will be given to applications demonstrating that the research trip will accelerate degree completion and significantly add to the quality of the applicant's composition, performance, creative activity, thesis, dissertation or document. For more information: see CAL Graduate Funding 

Summer Support Fellowships

Funding is available for summer research, creative activity, and travel. A call for fellowships will come from the Office of the Department Theatre Chairperson in the spring of each year.