The Graduate Assembly recognizes that a graduate student’s education requires presenting at conferences and/or seminars, some of which take place in locations outside the Bay Area. Since these conference locations are out of the area, some departments may not provide full financial assistance. As a result, the GA implemented the Travel Award to assist with travel expenses associated with presenting at conferences.

The Travel Award provides funding to graduate students presenting at conferences taking place outside of the San Francisco Bay Area. These conferences must benefit the student’s educational or research endeavors. To be eligible for the Travel Award, the student must be presenting at the conference. The application includes a section to be completed by the student’s Academic Advisor or program advisor, stating their support of the applicant’s attendance at the conference.

Read about the travel award.

Funding support for GA Travel Awards is provided as part of the Peet’s Coffee for a Cause Program. A portion of every Peet’s Coffee purchase made at Cal Dining Peet’s locations helps support student programs and initiatives including graduate travel grants, student scholarships, campus sustainability programs, a basic needs skills course, and an on-campus farm and gardening program. Visit the Peet’s partner page to learn more.


Graduate Assembly

Graduate Assembly

The mission of the Graduate Assembly is to improve the lives of University of California, Berkeley graduate students and to foster a vibrant, inclusive graduate student community.

The Graduate Assembly is the official representative body of the graduate and professional students at the University of California, Berkeley. The fundamental principles of the Graduate Assembly are the promotion of a vibrant student social life, inclusiveness, progressive activism, community service, educational improvement, and professional development. In service to these principles the Graduate Assembly advocates for students, funds student groups on campus, and directly manages a variety of projects.

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