Don't think that you can't make it to a conference because you can't afford to go – try applying for travel funding first! In many cases, your research advisor has some funding for this purpose. If so, to attend or give a talk at a professional conference or meeting, see what is available for you. Travel and Business (T&B) form and ALL ORIGINAL RECEIPTS must be submitted within two weeks upon returning from your trip to the Account Administrator in 100 Allen Hall.
The Department knows of three different sources of travel funding right now: Check here! If you have any questions, contact the organization offering the fellowship or grant, or talk to the Graduate Administrator Be sure to look at the additional information about your UPMC Health Plan and services offered while traveling for research or working at a research facility. Information with regard to procedures for reimbursement of travel expenses (if applicable). Questions about travel expenses can also be directed to the department's Accounts Administrator.