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A modest grant is available to doctoral students who need financial assistance to participate in international conferences (in person or virtually) or other work related to their research.

Travel grants of up to $1,500 are made on a competitive basis, and are contingent upon available financial resources.

These grants may be used to fund travel abroad for the purpose of attending a conference to make a presentation or conducting research or scholarly work. Grants are awarded for future travel—they cannot be used retroactively.

    These grants are only available to doctoral students, and they must be used for travel outside the United States.

    Upon their return, grant recipients are expected to document how they used the grant by providing receipts for expenses as well as submitting either a written report or making a public presentation. Reimbursements will be given after the written report has been submitted or presentation has been made. Recipients have four weeks after returning to campus from travel to submit or present. Please see the "Grant Recipients" section below for more information.

    The DTG-GO review committee is:

    • Michael Burger, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, College of Arts and Sciences
    • John Coulter, Associate Dean for Research and Operations, P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science
    • Michael Gusmano, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, College of Health
    • Robin Hojnoski, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, College of Education
    • Kathleen Hutnik, Associate Dean for Graduate Student Life
    • Oliver Yao, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, College of Business

    Please Note: Given that our funds are limited and must cover the entire year, applicants may not be awarded the full amount they request. Students may receive no more than one Doctoral Travel Grant for Global Opportunities per year.

    If you have questions, please contact Stacy Burger at

    How to Apply

    The application is currently open. Apply now >

    Applications are considered three times a year, with the following deadlines:

    • September 15
    • April 1
    • May 15

    Grant Recipients

    Upon their return, recipients of the DTG-GO grant are required to submit a report or give a presentation about their travel.

    If you choose to submit a report, it should:

    • Outline how the grant allowed you to pursue your goals; and
    • Share information about the connections you made at the institution you collaborated with.

    The report should be about one page in length, written for a general audience. The report and reimbursement materials should be sent to Stacy Burger (stb206@lehigh.eduno more than four weeks after your return from travel.

    If you choose to give a presentation, you must:

    • Reserve a room for the presentation
    • Open it to the university at large but send personal invitations to your department, student colleagues, and advisor
    • Send invitations to the Doctoral Travel Grant committee and Dr. Cheryl Matherly

    The presentation and reimbursement materials should be sent to me no more than four weeks after your return from travel.


    In order to be reimbursed, please submit a spreadsheet detailing the expenditures you wish to be reimbursed for, along with your original receipts. The spreadsheet should show the currency conversion to US dollars.

    If your department needs to be reimbursed because they have covered the cost of your travel, a Banner finance report needs to be submitted to Stacy Burger (stb206@lehigh.eduby them.