Conference Presentation and Attendance AwardsThe Conference Presentation and Attendance Awards are given to graduate students to help cover the cost associated with participating in academic conferences. While the amount can be more for those presenting a paper at a conference, smaller awards are also given to graduate students for attending an academic conference.
GSA Conference Award Submission
Please read through the Conference Award Application Instructions and Checklist and complete the Conference Award Application and Conference Award Cover Page all found HERE. The Excel version for direct entry can be found HERE. All Conference Award Applications are due within 30 days after the end of the conference. No exceptions! All conference and publication assistance awards must be submitted online as one file (pdf -see intructions; or in a zipped folder-see instructions). Please use the link below to submit your single file/folder conference award application online.
Conference Award Guidelines
Number of Awards
The GSA will give conference awards to as many as apply and are eligible, but not exceeding the limit of the GSA's awards budget. Submitting an application for an award is not a guarantee of its acceptance.
Expense Type (Required Documentation)
Examples of Ineligible Expenses
Students requesting a Conference Award must complete a GSA Conference Award Application and submit online no later than 30 days after the end of the conference. The application must include the signatures of the applicant and department representative.
If alternative funding is received by the applicant for the conference, this amount must be specified on the Conference Award Application Excel sheet. The GSA Conference Award may only cover the amount paid by the graduate student that is not covered by alternative funding.
Policy exceptions are determined on a case-by-case basis. If you would like to be considered for an exception, you must receive approval from GSA before the travel occurs by emailing email@example.com with an explanation of the reason for an exception along with any accompanying documentation (e.g., flight price comparisons). In addition, include the GSA exception approval email in your application. If you receive an exception to travel more than 1 day outside of the conference dates, this exception will only apply to travel costs (e.g., airfare, rental car, parking, gasoline), and does not apply to meals or lodging. Not all exceptions will be granted and an exception does not guarantee a conference award.
International Travel Insurance
To prepare and safeguard Saint Louis University students studying abroad, the Office of International Services adopted a comprehensive insurance package, mandatory for all students participating in a Saint Louis University International Program. International Programs include, but are not limited to, an international program of study, research, service or other University sponsored international experience. Additional information regarding the HTH Worldwide insurance policy, including a link the online application and payment, may be found on the International Health Insurance Study Abroad webpage. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Annie Cavedine, in the Office of International Services, 314-977-4081or firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or contact LaTrina Parker in the GSA office: email@example.com or 977-2234