November 19, 2019

University of Rochester AS&E GSA


Basic Information

Each Fall and Spring semester, GSA members are eligible to apply for Conference Travel Funding. Students can apply for up to $500 in travel funds. 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) August 1st, 2019 through January 31st, 2020.

Applicants must complete the application form by November 1st, 2019 at 11:59 PM.

Apply now at this 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, Juniyali Nauriyal by email at

Please note, students are not eligible for applying if they have received the grant in the last four semesters (e.g., for Fall 2017, you cannot apply if you received an award in Fall 2015 or later). 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. For more information, please refer to the GSA Travel Grant Rules document.


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 we try to give reviewers 3 to read (with possible expansion of 4-6 if we are unable to recruit enough reviewers). The only precondition is that you are not applying the term that you are reviewing. Please contact Juniyali Nauriyal ( if you are interested in serving in this capacity.

Apply to be a reviewer!

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