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Conference Presentation Funding

International Studies encourages students to present their original work at regional, national and international conferences, and dedicates a portion of its budget to support graduate student presentations at conferences. This provides valuable professional development experience, and an opportunity to network in preparation for entering the job market.

Students should take the initiative to identify suitable conferences, and should also request information from their Faculty advisors about possible conferences and how to successfully write and submit an abstract. International Studies also offers opportunities for students to hone their presentations at lunch talks, in our proseminar class, and at other informal gatherings.

To apply, send to department head Kathie Carpenter:

1. Email requesting funds (average: $200)

2. Abstract (reviewed/approved by your advisor)

3. Budget

4. List of all your other sources of support

Students will be notified of the decision/award usually within two weeks. Please note that once this year’s funding has been exhausted, students must wait until the following year to apply.