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Travel for Library Research

The department budget includes funding for students to travel to do research at libraries.  The fund provides for up to $250 per request for 10 students, or more, as funds allow.  Funds may be used to cover any travel expenses which are eligible under UPenn policy (

  • Each student may apply for funding only once each year.
  • No student will receive more than $250.
  • The request form must be completed and turned in to Elizabeth Lunger BEFORE the trip.
  • After the trip, students must submit all itemized receipts via the Concur system.

Please note: reimbursements from the Library Research Fund will count toward the fiscal year in which you submit the receipts for the trip in question. For example, if you take a trip at the end of fiscal year 2018 but submit receipts in FY 2019, that trip will count as your disbursement from the Fund for fiscal year 2019. The fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30. Fiscal years bear the number of the calendar year in which they end (e.g., FY 2019 runs from July 1, 2018 thru June 30, 2019).

Form Needed:

Graduate Student Travel for Library Research Request Form

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