PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the University’s ban on both domestic and international travel due to the COVID-19 health crisis, GSA will only be able to accept requests to fund registration fees for virtual conferences until further notice.


There is a limited availability of funds to assist graduate students in presenting research work at and attending academic conferences. As of Fall 2015, PhD students, remaining at the university longer than Masters students, will receive up to $550 towards conferences and Masters students will receive up to $350. Students who are attending a conference, but not presenting, are eligible for $200. This amount will come out of the total $350/$550 each student is eligible for throughout their graduate career.

All submissions must be typed! Hand-written submissions will not be considered for approval! Thank you for your compliance with typed submissions. Documents are fillable Word Forms. Use the link below for the document – you need to open the document in Microsoft Word, not in your browser window.

Please make sure to submit your application by close of business on the appropriate deadline.  You must apply in advance in order to be eligible for funding.  Late applications are NOT accepted.  You can always withdraw your request with no penalty if you decide not to attend the conference for any reason.

Conference Funding Application

*Applications must be physically signed.  Please print out the completed application, sign and date the document, or electronically sign and then submit them to the GSA office in person (310 Student Union), via fax (645-7333), or email them to no later than close of business on the appropriate deadline date.*


August Conferences: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

September Conferences: Monday, August 17, 2020

October Conferences: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

November Conferences: Thursday, October 15, 2020

December Conferences: Monday, November 16, 2020

January Conferences: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

February Conferences: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

March Conferences: Monday, February 15, 2021

April Conferences: Monday, March 15, 2021

May Conferences: Thursday, April 15, 2021

June Conferences: Monday, May 17, 2021

July Conferences: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

August Conferences: Thursday, July 15, 2021

List of all Fall 2020 GSA Deadlines

List of all Spring/Summer 2021 GSA Deadlines