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Travel for Library Research

The Department allocates a modest budget to help fund student travel for library research. Students may apply for funds up to $250 per fiscal year (July-June). A maximum of ten students will receive these funds per year. Funds may be used to cover any travel expenses which are eligible under UPenn travel policy.


Any graduate students in good standing who has not applied for Library Research Funds this fiscal year is eligible to apply.


The Library Research Fund Application Form is now online! Please visit:

Complete and submit the online formĀ before the start date of your trip. Approval will be requested from the student's advisor (indicated on the form) and the Graduate Chair. Once approved, the AD of Graduate Studies will send the student an award letter by email and initiate the payment through Penn Marketplace. The process may take up to 2 weeks. There is no need to submit receipts at the end of the trip.

Approval will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis until the year's funds have been exhausted.