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Graduate and Doctoral Travel and Research Programs

Application Process

There is no deadline to apply to each program. However, department chairs are required to submit a spreadsheet with all their applicants’ information to the Office of the Dean by the 1st of each month (unless it’s a holiday, then it becomes the next business day). Students are encouraged to submit their applications for departmental approvals within the last two weeks of each month to ensure timely processing and review.

The ECAS Graduate Student Travel and the Office of the Provost Doctoral Travel programs are for students presenting a paper or poster presentation as first author. We do not award funding merely for conference attendance or professional development. Doctoral students may apply simultaneously to the ECAS and Provost's Office travel programs.

Please note that older versions of the applications (prior to Oct. 15, 2018) will no longer be accepted.   

Academic Affairs Doctoral Research Program and Application

Application Process

There is no deadline to apply to this program. This program follows our older method of submission:

  • Student completes the application above and provides it to their dissertation advisor electronically via email. The adviser reviews and forwards the application to the department chair.
  • The department chair reviews, adds funding and approves the application before sending it directly to  ECAS-GraduateTravel@mail.wvu.edu. Please allow 10 business days for your application to be reviewed at the Office of the Dean level.

Funds are restricted to dissertation research and may not be awarded for preliminary research projects required by the discipline. Students must be advanced to doctoral candidacy and approved to begin their dissertation research before applying for these funds.