The Office of the Provost offers limited travel support for graduate students seeking an academic degree (academic PhD or research-based Master’s) to support their career development.
The program provides Delta airlines flight vouchers earned by Tufts University through the utilization of a rewards program linked to preferred vendors. Flights will be available on Delta, KLM, Air France and Alitalia airlines and awards are subject to availability. As such, applications should be submitted as early as possible before a trip.
Possible scenarios in which the case can be made for support in furtherance of career development are:
Applications are reviewed and approved on a rolling basis. Applications are less likely to succeed if there are practicable inexpensive alternatives to flying (for example, when the destination is New York City) or for routes with airline shuttle service available.
Applications can be obtained through the dean’s office of the student’s school or via this link: Graduate SkyMiles Request Form.
Completed applications should be sent to the Office of the Provost by the graduate dean of the student’s school or his/her designate (or the director of the pertinent university-wide center, if appropriate) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Included with the application should be:
Applicants and their supporters will be notified of the result of their applications in as timely a manner as possible.
Approval of the award does not imply the availability of flights, which is as limited as when booking with personal frequent-flyer miles.
Within thirty days after return from the trip, the traveler is required to submit a brief report to the Office of the Provost and to their respective School’s contact. Any overdue or outstanding reports must be received by the provost’s office before any new applications from that School will be considered.
Prior to releasing any funds, students must show proof that they are complying with the university’s travel safety policy through either showing proof of registration or, if applicable, ITRC approval. Information regarding the policy can be found here.
General questions about the Graduate Travel Support Program can be addressed to email@example.com.