Graduate College Travel Subsidy Award


The Graduate College and Graduate Student Association offer a limited number of Teck-Kah Lim Graduate Student Domestic Travel Subsidy Awards annually to encourage graduate student presentation at academic meetings and conferences held within the United States and territories (including Puerto Rico)* and/or for virtual presentation. These opportunities not only strengthen the academic and professional skills of our student presenters, preparing them to be leaders in their fields, but also increase the awareness of the exceptional graduate student research happening at Drexel.

*Students intending to attend international meetings and conferences should apply for the Global Engagement Funding Award offered by the Office of Global Engagement.

The Teck-Kah Lim Graduate Student Domestic Travel Subsidy Award, which was created in 2016, is funded in part by a generous donation from Teck-Kah Lim, PhD, former Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physics, to provide more opportunities for graduate students to travel to present at meetings and conferences, often when they have little or no other support to do so, and to further advance Drexel’s research enterprise. The subsidy award also provides an opportunity for graduate students to develop important presentation, networking, and professional development skills. Many go on to win conference awards and accolades!


To be eligible, a graduate student must be fully matriculated/enrolled in a doctoral or master’s degree program at Drexel, including online programs, in good academic standing, and invited to present an oral or research poster presentation at a meeting or conference in the United States or territories.

Unfortunately, accelerated degree (BS/MS) students who are not fully converted to graduate student status (GR) and semester program students* are not eligible for this subsidy award.

Students must submit a completed application via the Drexel Funding Portal (InfoReady), linked below, with all required materials are due at least three weeks before the first day of travel or the first day of the meeting or conference, whichever comes first.

Students are eligible for up to two subsidy award per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).


A maximum of five awards will be given out for the same meeting or conference. Additional awards may be given out at the discretion of the review committee.

Virtual presentations are eligible for a maximum of $400 toward registration fees.

In-person presentations, including oral and research poster presentations, are eligible for a maximum of $800.

For more information on the application process, please review this site before applying. Please note that this application is only for travel between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.