Travel Stipend

School of Sociology students may apply to receive a travel expense stipend for domestic conferences and workshops.

Eligible Expenses 

  • Airfare (Maximum of  $300 for domestic travel only)
  • Conference or workshop registration fees (maximum of $200) 

Requirements 

Applicants must meet the following requirements to apply for stipends/reimbursements:

  1. Declared major in Sociology (SOC) or Care, Health & Society (CHS)
  2. Junior or Senior status (minimum of 60 credits completed) with a 2.00 GPA or higher
  3. Paying School of Sociology Program fees
  4. Be accepted into conference program before applying for stipend/reimbursement 
  5. Total lifetime awards funded by the School of Sociology Program Fees may not exceed $1,500
  6. Travel must be relevant to the student’s degree
  7. All funding applications must be submitted AT LEAST 42 days (6 WEEKS) prior to departure (Effective January 1, 2017).

***DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST DAY TO SUBMIT ONLINE APPLICATIONS!***

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered for funding. 

  1. Student must be attending the UA main campus (completing an LOA for program is acceptable) 
  2. Student Travelers are held to the Student Code of Conduct while at off-campus events
  • PLEASE NOTE: All student stipends/reimbursements are credited to the students Bursars Account. Deficits on the Bursars account will be satisfied before a refund will be issued to a student. 

How to Apply 

  1. Complete the ONLINE APPLICATION.
    • As part of your application, you will need to upload the following documents: 
      • Résumé 
      • Brief statement answering the following questions (250 words): 
        • How is this program relevant to your major in the School of Sociology?
        • How will this program help you achieve your future professional interests? 
  2. Once you have completed the online application, submit the following materials to Social Sciences 400 between 9 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday (Office closed on UA Holidays and all weekends).
    • Original airfare receipt showing itinerary and proof of purchase- this must include the total payment and the last four digits of the credit card used as payment).
    • Original conference/workshop registration receipt showing proof of purchase (if applicable) 
    • Proof of program registration or acceptance (see examples below)
      • Academic Conference/Workshop: Copy of conference registration, as well as a conference flyer or other information from conference website. 

ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE SIGNED AND DATED BY A SOCIOLOGY MAIN OFFICE STAFF. SIGNATURE/DATE DOES NOT IMPLY THAT DOCUMENTS ARE ACCURATE- ONLY THAT THEY HAVE BEEN RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT.

Application Submission

  1. Submit documents to Staff in Social Sciences 400. You may also mail the documents to the following address: (Documents must be received 42 days prior to travel in order to be considered for funding).

School of Sociology
University of Arizona
400 Social Sciences Building
PO Box 210027
Tucson, AZ 85721-0027