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 +====Short-term Travel Grants====
  
 +This page is focused on short-term travel grants (e.g., conferences,​ seminars, job talks). ​ You should check with your advisor first about available travel funds, the grants below are generally intended for back-up or emergency funds in case your advisor has no travel funds available.
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 +**UC-sponsored grants**
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 +  * [[http://​grad.berkeley.edu/​financial/​fellowships/​|Graduate Division Conference Travel Grant]][[http://​grad.berkeley.edu/​wp-content/​uploads/​travel_grants.pdf|form]]:​ Up to $600  for students for travel within California, up to $900 for travel elsewhere in North America, and up to $1,500 for travel to the rest of the world. ​ Must present a paper or poster at a conference. ​ You can only receive this twice in your PhD., but you are almost assured to get it when you apply (free money)!
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 +  * [[http://​ga.berkeley.edu/​funding/​travel-grants| Graduate Assembly Conference Travel Grant]]: Up to 300 dollars for students presenting at a conference outside of the Bay Area.  Can be received once every two years.
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 +  * Talk with Judey Miller about available departmental funds. ​ In the past, every year the department granted a few 500 dollar grants to students with no other funding sources. ​ This may or may not still be available.
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 +  * Talk with Dexter. ​ There are occasionally a few random University travel grants available for students in the sciences. ​ These should be considered only last resort, and generally they are only available once in your graduate career.
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 +**Outside grants**
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 +  * [[http://​aas.org/​grants/​itg.php|AAS International Travel Grant]]: Up to ??? dollars, must be for international travel (cannot be used for AAS meetings).
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 +  * [[http://​nasa-academy.org/​soffen/​travelgrant/​|Gerald A. Soffen Memorial Fund]]: Up to 500 dollars for students in space sciences and engineering.
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 +**Travel insurance**
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 +  * All students traveling off-campus for academic reasons are covered under UC travel insurance. ​ This includes medical care and evacuation, loss of personal property, and extraction for political and weather related reasons. ​ Good for both domestic and international travel, though you must fill out a form beforehand if your travel is out-of-state or beyond. ​ Go [[http://​www.uctravel.org/​|here]] for more information.