In the past years, the conference funds have seen heavy use. To facilitate the maximum use and expand the reach of the resources, the senate passed the following changes to the conference funds for the following fiscal year, starting July 1st,2017:
- A maximum of award of up to $250.00 will be allowed to present at conferences each fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th). If you do not receive the full $250.00 the first time you apply during a fiscal year, you may apply for the remainder should you present at a second conference during the same fiscal year (Example: If you receive $200 for a conference in August, you may apply to receive $50 for a second conference in April).
- Each registered, full-time graduate student is eligible to receive a GCF award every other fiscal year. (Example: If you receive an award during 2017 fiscal year, you will not be eligible until the 2019 fiscal year). Furthermore, GCF will distribute no more than 55% of its total possible grants for students to attend conferences occurring in the 1st half of the fiscal year (July 1st –Dec 31st). Awards will otherwise be allocated by a first-come first-serve basis.
- Demonstration of need is encouraged, however not required. A primary source amount would still be required in the Travel Authorization form.
- All other application details remain the same. The form is still required to be submitted 21 days (15 business days) before travel.
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