George Mason University recognizes the importance of professional development for its graduate students. The Graduate Student Travel Fund was created for the purpose of facilitating its students' development outside the classroom.
Please visit the Graduate Student Travel Fund website for information on how to apply for travel funds.
Once you have exhausted your possibilities with GSTF, you may apply to the department for travel funds by having your advisor send an email to the Chairman.
In addition to providing up to $450 in travel support for students presenting at professional conferences, the Associate Provost for Graduate Education is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of International Travel Grants (ITG). Awarded on a competitive basis, the ITG offers up to $3000 in travel support for students presenting the results of original research at international conferences.
Requirements for consideration include submission of a complete presentation abstract as well as the names and institutional affiliations of all co-authors (student must be primary author). In addition, requests for the ITG must be accompanied by a letter (no more than 250 words) from the student's faculty/research advisor describing how conference participation will advance the student's pursuit of his/her educational and professional goals. We also ask for endorsement by the department chair. Students who are not selected for an ITG may still apply for funding through our general GSTF fund.
Details about requesting and deadlines http://gstf.gmu.edu/
Last updated: 09/10/14