November 30, 2015

University of Rochester AS&E GSA


Basic Information

Each Fall and Spring semester, GSA members are eligible to apply for Conference Travel Funding in the amount of up to $300. Conference travel funding can cover any aspect of travel, including but not limited to, plane/train tickets, fuel, accommodations, membership dues, registration fees, photocopying, etc. We are excited to offer more academic opportunities for graduate student travel and hope many of our members will apply. Applicants must be presenting at a conference and have proof of their acceptance to the conference. You may apply for conferences that happened (or are happening) in the Summer and Fall of 2015 to the Spring of 2016.

Applicants must complete the application form by December 10th, 2015. (link:

You can refer to two successful application examples below (in PDF format):

Example_1                Example_2

Please send any questions to the Academic Programming Officer, Xiaoyu Du, by email at

Please note, students may receive only one Conference Travel Funding Award per academic year. Awardee’s total reimbursement request must not be greater than the total amount of the expenses of the awardee’s conference related expenses. 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. You must be presenting at the conference. GSA awards cannot be received in conjunction with the University Dean of Graduate Studies travel award, and funds will not be reimbursed to the account of an advisor. For more information, please refer to the FAQ:





GSA Conference Funding Reviewers are Needed!


Looking to make connections with other UR graduate students? Interested in getting involved with the GSA? Need another item to add to your CV? Consider signing up as conference funding proposal readers! Every semester the GSA funds a number of graduate students for travel to conferences to present their research. Proposals are not lengthy and will only take a short time to read (a few hours at most). You can read them when you are available and typically readers only have four to six at a time to read and answer questions regarding the application. Please contact Academic Programming Officer Xiaoyu Du (, if you are interested in serving in this capacity.

Contact GSA

If you have any questions, comments, ideas or concerns please contact GSA directly at :

Need Disability Services?

If you or someone you know need disability accomodations to any GSA event please feel free to contact GSA directly at :