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Graduate Student Advisory Board (GSAB)

Dow Travel Award for Professional Development
The Dow Chemical Company is sponsoring graduate travel awards to support the travel of chemical engineering graduate students to present their research at a conference or participate in a workshop. These awards are allocated by the Graduate Student Advisory Board (GSAB) with a ceiling of $1000. The primary purpose of these awards is to promote professional development and career exploration. 

Award recipients will submit receipts for registration fees and travel expenses to GSAB for reimbursement. In addition, we require that all recipients submit a letter of appreciation for Dow’s generosity in funding these awards.

Students must be pursuing a graduate degree in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and must be registered at MIT for the term during which the award will be used.

Students must complete the award application materials comprised of the following:

  • Brief cover letter summarizing how the workshop or conference will contribute to professional growth or career exploration (include workshop/conference details: name of conference, date, location, website, anticipated costs)

  • CV or resume

  • Conferences: Copy of abstract submitted to conference (If you haven't submitted an abstract yet, a draft of what you will submit is acceptable.)

Please email the application materials to


Application Deadline


February 19, 2016

March 4, 2016

June 17, 2016

July 1, 2016

October 14, 2016

October 28, 2016

Review Procedure
Each application will be independently evaluated by a panel of GSAB members. Professional impact and financial need will be considered important factors in making final funding decisions. Priority will be given to students who have not previously been award recipients.