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Conference Travel During the COVID19 Pandemic
Students are encouraged to review the Lakers Together website for information on GVSU's plans for maintaining a safe and healthy environment.
You may apply for ACF funds to pay for registration for conferences held virtually.
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 $600.00 (up to $800.00 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
Please review the University Business Travel Guidance before applying for the ACF.
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 each quarter's funds are depleted. Awards will be funded in the order they are received.
For reimbursement after the conference the student must submit to The Graduate School 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.
If a student is unable to attend the conference, the student must inform the Graduate School at least five business days before the date of planned departure. The student may forfeit any nonrefundable deposit and will be ineligible for reimbursement of any expenses already incurred.