To encourage student participation in professional societies and scientific meetings, the Graduate Student Association (GSA) provides travel fellowships.
The purpose of these fellowships is to aid students who otherwise would be unable to attend meetings without incurring financial hardship. Due to the limited supply of funds, only students who present their research (orally or with a poster) are eligible for reimbursement. In addition, a student may receive only one fellowship per academic year (July through June, see below).
Due to the many applications received by GSA, an award is not guaranteed and the award amount may vary. While the maximum award is $300, in most cases the award will be less. If a student has other sources of funding, they are not excluded from receiving aid from the GSA. However, the GSA recommends not depending solely on GSA support, if possible.
The application must be completely filled out and signed by the appropriate authorities, including the program’s GSA representative. Any incomplete or unsigned applications will not be considered. Since the fellowship is intended to support students who will experience financial hardship by attending a meeting, expenses such as food, lodging, transportation to and from the meeting, and registration fees are reimbursable. Rental cars, except in rare cases, are generally not considered necessary for attendance at a scientific meeting. The GSA reserves the right to award fellowships as it deems necessary. All decisions are final.
Completed applications may be submitted electronically to the GSA Treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 5:00 p.m. on the due date.
|If you plan to travel...||Submit your application by:||Receipt due date:|
|1st quarter: July, August, and September||June 30||September 30|
|2nd quarter: October, November, and December||September 30||December 30|
|3rd quarter: January, February, and March||December 30||March 30|
|4th quarter: April, May, and June||March 30||June 30|