Graduate Student Research Travel Exceptions

In accordance with UNC System Office policy, Carolina has prohibited university-affiliated travel outside of the State of North Carolina until further notice. For graduate students conducting research critical to their degree program, exceptions to this travel restriction can only be granted by the Provost, using the process outlined below. (Professional students seeking exceptions for practica or other critical training programs should use a separate approval process that, once finalized, will be posted on the UNC Global website.)

Two Important Notes for All Approved University-Related Travel

Graduate students can request an exception to travel outside the state of North Carolina to conduct critical research. Students should review the travel exception policies and procedures and note that the request must include a letter of support from their advisor (uploaded as an attachment). Elements of the exception request also include:

Requests will be routed to the student’s program/department and then School/College, with final approval by the Provost. The Provost’s decision is final and cannot be appealed.

Graduate Student Research Travel Exceptions - Student Instructions

Graduate Student Research Travel Exceptions - Approver Instructions

Please direct questions to graduateschooldean@unc.edu.