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Quantitative methods in education
student travel funding

The quantitative methods in education program offers additional funding above and beyond the department award amounts. Eligible graduate students receive funding for student travel, in addition to department level funding, during the academic year.

Award amounts

Up to $500 of travel funds each academic year for national/international conferences ($300 for regional conferences), defined as the period September 1 to August 30.

Conditions

  • You must complete the QME Student Travel Funding Request Form [PDF], obtain your advisor's signature, and submit the form to Sharon Sawyer before you attend the conference.
  • Priority will be given to students who have authored/co-authored a conference presenrtation.
  • Funds can be used to pay for airfare or registration before or after the conference. Ground transportation, hotel, or food (per diem) costs can only be reimbused after the conference. See Sharon Sawyer for details.

How to request funding

To utilize these funds, email these items to Nidhi Kohli (nkohli@umn.edu) and edpsych@umn.edu for review and guidance on registering:

  • A quantitative methods in education travel request form [PDF] must be filled out with advisor's signature (email indicating approval accepted in lieu of signature).
  • A copy of the conference program showing your presentation
  • Conference registration details

Out of pocket expenses are not guaranteed reimbursable if proper approvals are not secured prior to the purchase.