Small research and creativity reimbursements may be available for costs graduate students paid related to representing RIT while presenting scholarly or creative work at a juried conference, lab materials associated with conducting research for publication, or supplies purchased for the purpose of public exhibition of creative work.

All graduate students from all academic programs are welcome to apply for reimbursement.

The application deadline for the fall semester is November 15 and the deadline for the spring semester is May 8.

Please note that funding is limited. You must not have received reimbursement from the Office of Graduate Education in the last 12 months to qualify, one reimbursement per student, per academic year.

You will find additional documents and forms in the Applicant Resources section below. Prior to emailing your request, please be sure to merge all documentation into one PDF in the order as shown on the Application and Checklist page of the application. Please note, applications will only be accepted electronically at

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Applicant Resources

Shared Expense Form

If you shared an expense with colleagues during travel that you would like considered for reimbursement, please complete a Shared Expense form and include it with your application.

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Direct Deposit Form

Student applicants may authorize the direct deposit of an approved Research and Creativity expense reimbursement into their checkings or savings account by completing an Accounts Payable Direct Deposit Authorization form.

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Mileage Reimbursement

If any part of your travel included you driving, you can request mileage reimbursement by:

  1. including a printout of directions for your trip showing the total miles from start to hotel/conference location.
  2. submiting the fuel receipts along with the application using the receipt reimbursement form.


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If you have expenses in currency other than the United States Dollar (USD), please use this widget to convert your expenses into USD on the date of expense and include it in your application. 

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