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SLD Student Academic Travel Grant

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  • Applications deadline: November 26, 2014
  • Award notifications begin: December 15, 2014

Please be sure to direct any questions regarding this grant to Michael Jackson, Office of Student Life and Development, USU-215, at (562) 985-5213, Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.

The Student Academic Travel Grant was made possible for those students wishing to enhance their educational experience by competing and/or presenting at professional academic conferences, workshops, seminars and/or lectures which:

  • enhances their educational experience at CSULB.
  • supports growth in their academic discipline.
  • exposes them to current trends in their field of study.
  • gives them the opportunity to share their conference/travel experience with the CSULB campus community.


The Student Life and Development Travel Grant can be used to reimburse CSULB Students’ for conference, workshop, seminar and/or lecture related expenses such as conference registration fees, transportation, lodging, memberships if required to compete and/or present at a conference.

Things You Should Know Before Submitting Your Application

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a currently enrolled CSULB student at time of application. Enrollment through extension services are ineligible.
  • As an undergraduate student you must be enrolled in 12 units and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all work accepted at CSULB during the semester you are traveling.
  • As a graduate student you must be enrolled in 9 units and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • If you are not enrolled in the required number of units you must provide a written explanation of why you are not enrolled in the required units. Your application may undergo additional evaluation, which may include contacting your major department.

Eligible Travel includes:

  • Travel which enhances your educational experience, i.e., to conferences, workshops, seminars, lectures etc.
  • Travel that supports growth in your academic discipline.
  • Travel that exposes you to current trends in your field of study.
  • Travel that is related to your major.
  • Travel that allows for the presentation of a thesis, research paper etc.
  • Travel that allows for senior presentations.
  • Travel that allows you to present a poster.
  • Travel that allows you to participate in an academic competition.

Ineligible Travel includes:

  • Travel for which its sole purpose is for you to just volunteer.
  • Travel for which its sole purpose is for you to just attend.
  • Travel listed on a class syllabus and/or required for a class assignment.
  • Travel for which its sole purpose is for visiting other schools for potential enrollment.
  • Travel for which its sole purpose is for attending a Job Fair.
  • Travel for which its sole purpose is to study abroad.
  • Travel for which its sole purpose is to either obtain and/or work an internship.
  • Travel for which its sole purpose is for recreation and/or pleasure.
  • Travel which involves you being compensated for services rendered.
  • Class credit for travel.
  • Having received a Student Life and Development Travel Grant during the same academic year.
  • Travel listed on a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning: Centers for Disease Control, Prevention Travel Advisory, Embargo List and/or a World Health Organization listing of “Consideration to postpone all but essential travel” at least 10 days prior to the travel or visit (http://travel.state.gov). Funding may be used for registration, transportation and lodging.