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SLD Student Academic Travel Grant

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  • Applications deadline: TBD
  • Award notifications begin: TBD

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. This 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:

  1. Enhances their educational experience at CSULB.
  2. Supports growth in their academic discipline.
  3. Exposes them to current trends in their field of study.
  4. 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.