The 2019-2020 Conference Presentation Support for Doctoral Students fund will provide funds to Graduate Center students in Ph.D. programs for travel to professional meetings and scholarly conferences to present invited papers and posters. The 2019-2020 Conference Presentation Support fund will provide more than 400 awards (approx. 200 per semester) to a maximum of $300 each. The grant may only be used for conference registration, travel, lodging, or other expenses related directly to research presentation or participation. Fall 2019 funding is for academic conferences between June 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Participation at conferences between January 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020 are part of Spring 2020 funding.
Student conference & travel information for Fall 2019 Conference Presentation Support will be accepted online starting September 24, 2019. Online submissions must be received by October 11, 2019.
To be eligible for this funding:
- You must be a registered full-time student in a doctoral program.
- You must be within seven years of your first semester of enrollment.
- The Graduate Center, CUNY must be listed as your academic affiliation for the conference program.
- For conferences involving international travel – proof of purchase of the international travel insurance (CISI) and three required forms for independent travelers must be submitted at least two weeks prior to departure. For details and forms click here.
All submitted information will be randomly sorted upon the submission deadline. Notification will be sent to the first 200 applicants requesting they submit a complete application. The selected students will have two weeks to submit their application. The remainder of the names will be placed on a waiting list.
Complete applications must be approved by the student’s doctoral program Executive Officer and must include documentation of presentation approval from the conference organizers. The submitted application must be for the same conference entered into this preliminary request for funding. Received applications and documentation will be evaluated for eligibility and approval. If approved, notification and further instructions will be sent to the student. If an application is not approved, or is received after the two week submission deadline, we will forward applications to students on the waiting list
To be eligible for these funds, students must be registered full-time doctoral students within seven years of their first semester of enrollment. Students may only receive this funding once per academic year. Applicants must be presenting a paper or poster at a professional meeting or scholarly conference and MUST include The Graduate Center, CUNY as their academic affiliation for the conference program. If not, we will be unable to reimburse them for their expenses, even if they were approved for the funding. Attendance alone will NOT be funded.
The link to the Preliminary Request for Funding is: Fall 2019 Preliminary Request for Conference-Presentation-Support
Submitted preliminary requests will be randomly sorted upon the submission deadline. Applications and instructions will be sent to the first 200 names on the list offering those students an opportunity to submit a complete application. Those students will have two weeks to submit their application and supporting documentation. The remainder of the names will be placed on a waiting list.
Applications must be approved by the student’s doctoral program’s Executive Officer and must include the necessary documentation of presentation approval from the conference organizers. Once received in our office, the applications and documentation will be evaluated for eligibility. If approved, notification and further instructions will be sent to the student. If a student’s application is not approved or is received after the two week submission deadline, applications will be forwarded to students on the waiting list.
For all academically-related international travel, students must follow the CUNY International Travel Guidelines, in particular, the section on mandatory procedures for “CUNY-affiliated Independent Academic Travel.” Such travel includes any self-guided international travel by a student for the purpose of pursuing research, attending or presenting research at conferences related to their academic work at CUNY, internship activities, language study, practicums and job interviews. Students are required to purchase international travel insurance whether or not they are being funded for such travel. The three required forms for Independent Travelers must be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs at least two weeks prior to their departure. The international travel insurance must include evacuation for both medical and security/safety situations. Submission of these forms after their return is not acceptable.
Details, forms, and the link to purchase travel insurance at the reduced CUNY rate can be found at the following site: International Travel Requirements.
If you or your students have questions regarding the on-line preliminary request for Fall 2019 funding for Conference Presentation Support for Doctoral Students or the required international academic travel forms and insurance, please have them contact our office.
Office of Vice President for Student Affairs – The Graduate Center, CUNY