GSA is increasing conference travel funding! Consider applying! Due to the increased graduate student body, GSA has more funds to distribute to its members for academic travel. Conference travel funding can cover any aspect of travel, included but not limited to, plane/train tickets, fuel, accommodations, membership dues, registration fees, photocopying, etc. In addition, Alcohol purchases will not be covered and meal purchases must be within the University guidelines (should not exceed $60 per day). In order to be reimbursed, all conference travel award winners must submit ORIGINAL receipts. Only expense receipts that are for the awardees personal expenses will be reimbursed. We are excited to offer more academic opportunities for graduate student travel and hope many of our members will apply. Students may receive only one Conference Travel Funding Award per academic year.
Awardees total reimbursement request must not be greater than the total amount of the expenses of the awardee’s conference related expenses.
Each Fall and Spring semester, GSA members are eligible to apply for Conference Funding in the amount of up to $300. This semester GSA offers a minimum of $300 for 15 applicants. If fewer than 15 applicants are accepted, the money will be split among all accepted applications. Applicants must be presenting at a conference and have proof of their acceptance to the conference. You may apply for conferences that happened in the Fall of 2013 to the Spring and Summer of 2014
Applicants must complete the application form (attached below) and include a copy of their CV and the conference abstract. Please send any questions to the Academic Programming Officer,Allison Browar, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the competiveness and the number of applications submitted, below are two successful conference travel funding application examples in PDF format.
The deadline for submission for this semester’s round of applications is April 22, 2014. Applicants will be informed whether or not they were chosen for an award by mid May.