The purpose of the graduate academic conference fund is to provide grants to support student presentations at academic conferences by offsetting the cost of travel and attendance. Awards of up to $500.00 (up to $750.00 for international travel) will be given to those invited to present or perform at a conference/meeting.
Please allow 10 business days for grant application review.
Funding eligibility is open to all graduate students who
July 1 - September 30
October 1 - December 31
January 1 - March 31
April 1 - June 30
May 1 - June 15
August 1 - September 15
November 1 - December 15
February 1 - March 15
Students may be awarded only one conference grant during their graduate academic career at GVSU.
Applications will be accepted on a per quarter basis for the July 1-June 30 fiscal year until funds are depleted. Funding awards will be on a first come, first served basis.
For reimbursement after the conference the student must submit to the Office of Graduate Studies within 10 business days from the last day of the conference the following typed forms:
Grand Valley State University complies with the IRS regulations on reimbursements. Please be sure to review the GVSU Travel Policy and Procedures.
Students who may have a hardship in waiting for a reimbursement may contact us prior to travel at firstname.lastname@example.org with an explanation of your circumstances.