All funds have been allocated for 2018-19.  Forms will open again in June for next fiscal year.

Student Educational Travel (SET) 

Student Educational Travel (SET) allocates travel grants to students to present at conferences or to give presentations. The committee that oversees the program is the Student Activities and Leadership Programs Advisory Board.  More information on the board can be found at:

Please note that professional staff (even if they are also students) are not eligible for this fund. Student staff are eligible.

SET has a budget of approximately $25,000, and average proposals should be no more than $500 per person.  Groups of students can apply together.  No group or department can be granted more than $2500 in an academic year.  SET cannot fund international travel.

1.  Read through the guidelines.

2.  Click here to read the types of expenses that SET can fund.

3. Prepare: 

  • Website with detailed information, schedule, and registration costs for the conference.
  • Information about your plans to present your work at Portland State upon your return.
  • Legal name and PSU ID number for every traveler
  • Dates and times of travel (to the best of your knowledge)
  • Lodging information including address, phone, number of nights, and rates
  • List of other funding sources (personal, department, student organization, awards, etc)
  • A letter from the organizers inviting you to present your work at the conference/ event
  • A letter of support from a faculty member or advisor

4. Click here to submit your grant proposal at least six weeks before you travel.  You should hear back within a week.

If your proposal is accepted:
You will need to coordinate with Student Activities and Leadership Programs to coordinate payment.  If you are traveling with a student organization, work with your advisor.  For all others, please click here for instructions.  You can contact Al Yucker with payment questions: 503-725-5650.