The Graduate Student Association sponsors three travel awards (up to $500!) per quarter to assist students with costs associated with attending an academic conference.
This means an “ideal” candidate is someone presenting original work in an oral presentation at a conference as a senior student who had never attended a conference before, and would not be able to attend the conference without financial aid from the GSA. This person would also be a senior student who had never attended a conference before.
A candidate who is unlikely to get funded is a candidate whose lab can absolutely afford to reimburse their students, who is not presenting any work at the conference or and would not benefit from attending the conference, and is a junior student who has been to many conferences before.
New for 2020-2021 — Diversity Funds!
The purpose of the diversity fund is to help increase access to academic conferences for students from underrepresented groups. Students must meet ONE of the following criteria to be considered eligible.
If you are eligible, submit the diversity supplemental form along with the routine application. Form can be found at the end of the regular application.
Need a reimbursement? Use the form below.