Virtual Conference Support

Graduate students enrolled part-time or full time in College of Education majors are eligible for support funds to participate in virtual professional conferences during this fiscal year (July 1-June 30) for registration fees and related fees associated with attending. A maximum of $250 per student per year is available, and, if possible, application materials should be submitted PRIOR to the conference. You will receive the award in the form of a reimbursement after the conference. Original receipts are required and must be submitted to the department personnel.

In the past, these travel funds were used for travel expenses (airfare, lodging) and for graduate students participating as presenters or performing another key role.  These guidelines have been suspended due to the pandemic.

Submit a GSTA application. Applications and accompanying materials may be submitted online or to Rachel Barton, Education 201.

Applications are reviewed periodically, and applicants are notified by email as soon as funds are allocated.

If you are awarded a GSTA, you must do the following to claim your award (travel reimbursement):

  1. Complete an ELECTRONIC TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION FORM before the trip. Request assistance from your Department personnel to ensure that the form is correctly completed. Attach a copy of your award letter and documentation of your participation (letter or email of invitation or a conference program).
  2. WITHIN 10 BUSINESS DAYS OF RETURNING FROM THE CONFERENCE, submit all receipts and documents verifying your attendance at the conference to your department personnel for processing. You will be reimbursed within 21 business days.  NOTE:  At the discretion of the Office of the Dean, any receipts submitted 90 days after travel expense is incurred may not be accepted for reimbursement and may result in the withdrawal of your travel award.  In addition, University policy states that reimbursements after 90 days are subject to taxable income.

For other graduate student travel funding opportunities outside the college, please visit the GPSC Travel Grants page.