Graduate students may request reimbursement for the following professional costs:
- Travel to present research at a conference or other academic venue
- Travel to a conference but not presenting research
- Travel to a workshop
- Travel to take a course at another institution
- Research expenses
Reimbursement requests are reviewed regularly. You will receive a funding decision within ten days.
Requests for travel reimbursements during the academic year should be submitted as soon as you are aware of possible travel. The requests should include an estimate of the expenses and the conference name and location. After reviewing each request, the Dean will let each student know the amount of reimbursement available to them.
Funds do not always suffice to reimburse expenses in full. In no case will reimbursement exceed $1,000. Preference is given to students who have not previously been reimbursed.
Reimbursement Documents Submission
After the travel is complete, students should fill out the appropriate reimbursement form and submit it along with originals or copies of receipts for all expenses to the GSAS office.
We cannot reimburse any expense for which no receipt is presented. For major items (airfare, hotel, etc.) paid by credit card, in addition to the receipt, students must also submit a copy of the statement of the monthly credit card bill on which the charge appears.
Reimbursement form for:
- travel to course at another institution [doc]
- travel to present at a conference [xls] (NB: You must also submit a copy of the program, or of the pages showing the name of the conference and its date, your name and the title of your paper.)
- research that will enhance your thesis or dissertation work [doc]
The IRS requires that reimbursements be counted as taxable income. Consequently, the College will withhold taxes from reimbursement made to non-Resident Aliens (i.e., student in F-1 or J-1 status). U.S. citizens and Resident Aliens are responsible for declaring reimbursements as income on their annual tax returns.