CIAN - Travel Grants

Prospective Graduate School Visits

The Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) awards travel grants for minority or female undergraduate students to visit CIAN universities to:

1. Meet with CIAN faculty and students

2. Learn about CIAN research

3. Tour the research laboratories and campus

The campus visit will be coordinated by CIAN faculty/staff and are usually 2 full days in length. However, in some cases, the campus may also have an established recruitment event that you will need to apply to or have a faculty nomination to be selected for attendance (such programs may also provide travel costs).

Please submit all correspondence concerning the Travel Grant Program to Dr.Frances Williams


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Submission Deadlines:

  • Applications are continually being reviewed; submissions are accepted at any time.
    Note: Some of the CIAN institutions also offer graduate school recruitment weekends that have specific deadlines
  • Travel must be completed within 6 months of the date of application.


  • A junior or senior student (at the time of travel).

Selection Criteria:

  • Travel Grant evaluators especially appreciate and give due weight to thoughtful, focused student statements.

Range of support:

  • Travel grants include transportation/lodging expenses and per diem.
  • The committee will award up to $1,000.00 per student, even though the cost of visiting the institution may exceed that amount

Notification of Awards:

  • The process of award determination generally takes one month.
  • The campus visit will be coordinated by CIAN faculty/staff.

Online Application:



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