If money is available, the department provides funding to the Genetics Graduate Student Association for travel awards. The GGSA manages these funds and disburses them following an application and consideration by a GGSA committee. Funding from grants must be approved by the principal investigator.
If you are traveling on University-related business, regardless of how your expenses are covered, you must complete a travel authority (available here) at least one week prior to departure. Airfare can be charged directly to UGA by an authorized travel agent, but you must complete the travel authority prior to contacting the travel agent. You can also be reimbursed for airline tickets prior to travel. Meals, lodging and other travel expenses will be reimbursed after completion of the trip. Upon your return, you must complete a Travel Expense Statement (available here) in order to be reimbursed for these expenses. Receipts for lodging, meeting registration, airfare (if not previously submitted), shuttle service, parking, and gas must be submitted with the expense statement. For assistance and to obtain these or other travel-related forms, see the associate accountant (Room B109).
The Graduate School has limited funds to assist graduate students with travel to present papers at professional conferences within the United States. The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has limited funds for international travel to meetings. The graduate coordinator and graduate assistant will forward to students the Graduate School's application calls, which are issued four times per year in September, December, March and June.