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Student Travel Guidelines

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Student Travel Guidelines


In order to facilitate student travel, the BRET office has developed guidelines to help students navigate the process of planning a trip and getting reimbursed for the expenses associated with the travel. Students in all of the graduate programs are expected to follow these guidelines. By following these expectations and guidelines, students’ needs will be met in the most efficient manner.

Note that the Graduate School offers travel grants to help offset the cost of student travel.

• Graduate Student Travel Grants to Present Research cover up to $500 per budget year (July 1- June 30). Students are allowed a total of three travel grants during their entire graduate career at Vanderbilt.
• Graduate Leadership Institute (GLI) Travel Grants provide up to $1000 of support for professional development that would not be commonly funded by a research grant.
• Graduate Student Council (GSC) Travel Grants cover up to $500 for travel expenses related to attending conferences or workshops. To qualify, students must be active members of the GSC.

Student travel is handled by Aaron Howard (615-875-9050) in the BRET office. He is located in 340 Light Hall.