Graduate Travel Grant Service

Welcome to GTGS!

Due the COVID-19 pandemic, there are significant Clemson University travel restrictions currently in place. GTGs will only fund registration for online events (like conferences and workshops) and SOLO ESSENTIAL travel for fieldwork/ data collection throughout the Spring 2021 semester. To determine if your travel is essential, please view Clemson's travel policies. Please contact if you have any questions.

Welcome to the Graduate Travel Grant Service (GTGS). GTGS is an electronic system for handling Graduate Travel Grants (GTGs) administered by the Clemson Graduate Student Government.


GTGs, Graduate Travel Grants, are reimbursement-based grants from Graduate Student Government that support graduate student travel to conferences, workshops, and field experiences. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GTGs will only support registration for online events (like conferences and workshops) and SOLO ESSENTIAL travel for fieldwork/ data collection in the Spring 2021 application period. Students will have to quarantine for 14 days after returning from out-of-state travel.


Any current Clemson University graduate student may apply for a GTG. Students must be enrolled during the semester a GTG would be used.


Submit an application by going to the “Applicants” tab on the left. Be sure to read through the Applicant Manual for detailed instructions and policies.


There are three application periods a year. Applications typically open one month before each period and will typically be open for two weeks. Your event end date must be within the event dates (listed below) to apply in that period. Graduate students can only receive a maximum of three GTGs in an academic year. For more information, refer to applicants manual.

GTG Period Event Dates Application Opens Application Closes Reviews Due Announcements Receipts due
Fall 2020September 16 - December 31, 2020Noon, August 03, 202011:59PM, August 12, 202011:59PM, August 17, 2020August 21, 2020February 15, 2021
Spring 2021January 01 - May 07, 2021Noon, November 09, 202011:59PM, November 18, 202011:59PM, November 23, 2020December 05, 2020May 30, 2021
Summer 2021May 08 - September 15, 2021Noon, March 22, 202111:59PM, March 31, 202111:59PM, April 05, 2021April 09, 2021September 30, 2021

GTGS Help:

A GTGS virtual help session will walk through the GTGS application and offer Q & A. The virtual help session will take place at 11:00AM, Friday, November 13th on Zoom, here:


Receipt Due Date:
2020 Fall GTGS Period: 2021-02-15
2021 Summer GTGS Period: 2021-09-30
2021 Spring GTGS Period: 2021-05-30
Receipts should be turned in using the Feedback system.