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Dissertation research travel scholarships

University of Missouri doctoral students who have successfully completed doctoral comprehensive/matriculation examinations and have been admitted to doctoral candidacy are eligible for Dissertation Research Travel Scholarships or Humantites Research Travel Scholarships. Students from any graduate program are eligible to apply for the Dissertation Research Travel Scholarship. The Humanities Research Travel Scholarship is funded by a gift from Dr. Mary Lago, Professor Emerita of English. Only graduate students in the humanities who require funding to travel to conduct research at special libraries and special collections are eligible to apply.

These scholarships defray transportation expenses associated with research-oriented travel to libraries and archive or manuscript repositories, art museums, archaeological or geological sites, and special interviews.  Eligible expenses include airfare and/or ground transportation only.  Award amounts will NOT exceed $400.  A student may receive only one travel scholarship (either for Dissertation Research Travel Scholarship, Humanities Research Travel, or Professional Presentation Travel) during their time at MU. 

Applications are due

Awards are announced

second Monday in September by 5PM

first week in October

second Monday in March by 5PM

first week in April

Awardees will be reimbursed once the Office of Research and Graduate Studies receives documentation and travel receipts after the travel has been completed.

All materials must be submitted in a single PDF addressed to the Office of Graduate Studies:  ATTN: Dissertation Research Travel Scholarship,, your graduate advisor, and Director of Graduate Studies in your program.  This single submission will constitute the equivalent of electronic signatures.

Application Link [application updated June, 2107]