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Undergraduate Travel Grant

The Department of Economics, in conjunction with the Economics Leadership Council, is excited to announce a new program to fund developmental opportunities for undergraduate student. The Undergraduate Student Travel Grant is available for students who have been selected to present a paper at a research conference or students who would like to attend other academic events that have been approved by a Department of Economics Faculty member.

"Meeting bankers face-to-face to learn about investment banking directly from the people behind this line of work was an incredibly rare and rewarding opportunity that I could not have experienced without the Undergraduate Investment Society and the generosity of the UCSD Department of Economics”. – Simon Zhang (Economics major)

How to Apply

Submit the following documents to Undergraduate Advising in Sequoyah Hall, Room 245

  • Completed application including a faculty member's signature of support
  • Invitation to present a paper or other relevant documentation of participation
  • Itemized estimate of the cost to participate (such as conference fees, transportation, and hotel expenses)


  • Only one grant per academic year will be will be awarded per student
  • Grants will cover up to 100% of allowable expenses costs up to a maximum of $1,500.00
  • Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher is required
  • Recipients must submit a written summary (min. 500 words) recounting the experience within 30 calendar days*
  • Allowable expenses include transportation costs, hotel, and conference registration fees


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*Written summary may be used to promote Undergraduate Travel Grant Program at the discretion of the Department of Economics