Student Travel Funding


The highest funding priority is given to students who have a poster or paper on the program and to graduate students in the Population Studies Training Program. We also consider requests from those not on the program, with higher priority to those who have never attended PAA. Students who receive travel support are required to work at the IPUMS exhibit booth. All students are invited to the MPC reception Friday evening. Funding is only available to MPC Student Members. How to become an MPC Member.


MPC has limited funds available to support professional development for student members. These requests could include funds to attend workshops, courses, training sessions, or academic conference (not covered by PAA or project-related travel). 

To request professional development travel support, send an email briefly describing your request, including a budget, to Please email request with as much advance notice as possible.


If your travel funds are approved, you are responsible for reviewing and understanding the MPC Travel Guidelines. All travelers are responsible for complying with University travel policies.


After traveling, please submit for reimbursement your travel expenses through the University's Chrome River system. Chrome River can be accessed through --> Key Links--> U Travel --> Chrome River Login. You will need to image your itemized receipts for upload into Chrome River. For instructions how to use Chrome River review the Job Aids on the UTravel webpage. For additional help, contact Tori Scanlan at or 612-301-1410.

All reimbursements must be submitted within 60 days of the end of your travel. 

If you do not have an appointment at the University and can not use Chrome River please complete the travel expense reimbursement worksheet and return it to Admin Core by either emailing it to or turning the hardcopy into the Travel & Expense Reimbursement inbox outside cube 6008.