The Student Government Assembly (SGA), with the generous assistance of the Senior Vice-Provost for Research, has established a fund to support students traveling to conferences to present a project. The Conference Fund is available to all students, both undergraduate and graduate, who are looking for funding to attend a conference related to their academic or professional goals.
Presenting an academic project, a creative exhibit, and/or a performance at a conference can be a valuable experience that enriches a student’s understanding of a discipline and subsequent professions. The purpose of these grants is to encourage and assist student presentations at academic conferences related to his/her goals by off-setting the cost of registration, travel, and lodging.
There is a limit of one travel award per academic year. The award is not guaranteed, and requests are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. All grant recipients will be asked to present a Colloquium held at the end of each academic year.
Details about applying for the conference fund are below.
The conference fund provides awards of up to $750.00 for domestic travel and up to $1,000.00 for international travel. These awards will be given to those selected by the SGA Conference Funding Committee.
The application for the conference fund is open to all students who meet the following:
For conferences held and attended between September - December 2018, all application materials are due December 21, 2018, at 11:59 PM ET. The Spring application will open on December 28, 2018.
Students may visit the SGA Conference Funding application and submit the following:
Strong applicants will thoroughly and thoughtfully craft a professional letter of intent and resume/CV, and provide a detailed breakdown of expenses.
After attending the conference, all recipients must submit receipts for expenses that will be covered by the funds awarded. Students will then be reimbursed after the submission of all receipts and proof of payment.
Applications will be reviewed by the Conference Funding Committee at least once a month on a first-come, first-served basis. The committee consists of selected members from student government.