The Graduate College provides conference funding assistance to graduate students who present their research at conferences, meetings, symposia and similar professional or academic gatherings. The funds are allocated by the GSS Travel Funds Committee to deserving applications in four cycles throughout each fiscal year.

Applications must be submitted during the cycle in which your travel occurs before the cycle deadline. This may mean that you are submitting your application before your travel takes place. Applications will be reviewed immediately following the cycle deadline. Applications submitted in the incorrect cycle or without all necessary documentation will be voided. You must be a current student in order to be reimbursed. Graduating students must submit their applications at least one month before the last day of classes in the semester they are graduating and should reach out to the committee chairs after submitting. Submissions for travel happening after a student has graduated will be voided and not considered.

Here are the funding cycles:

  • Cycle 1: July 1, 2022 -- September  30, 2022. Due: September 6, 2022, at 5pm. June 15, 2022, - June 30, 2022 will be part of Cycle 1 for the 2022-2023 funding year. Application will open for submissions on Friday, July 1st, at 8am.
  • Cycle 2: October 1, 2022 -- December 31, 2022. Due: December 5, 2022, at 5pm. Application will open for submissions on Monday, October 3rd, at 8am.
  • Cycle 3: January 1, 2023 -- March 31, 2023. Due: March 6, 2023, at 5pm. Application will open for submissions on Tuesday, January 3rd, at 8am.
  • Cycle 4: April 1, 2023 -- June 30, 2023. Due: April 10, 2023, at 5pm. Application will open for submissions on Monday, March 27th, at 8am.

GSS/Graduate College Presentation Travel/Virtual Conference Funds are submitted and processed strictly electronically via the University Workflow system. Please read all instructions prior to submitting your application and be sure to download and fill out the Itemized Travel Expenses form to attach to your funding application, converted to a PDF format.

If you have any additional questions about GSS/Graduate College Presentation Travel Funds, please contact the committee chair(s).