Graduate Student Senate GSS
Mini Grants and other scholarships
Mini-Grants are awarded to students presenting their studies outside of UVM. Graduate students can receive up to $300 in travel and conference reimbursement from the Graduate College. Mini-Grant applications may be submitted at any point prior to the travel for which funding is requested. GSS meets to review applications one week after the application deadline.
The 2015 - 2016 application deadlines are as follows:
|Conference/Meeting Date||Application Deadline|
|September 2015 - January 2016||September 25, 2015|
|February - May 2016||January 22, 2016|
|June - September 2016||April 29, 2016|
- A match of at least 50% of the amount requested must be provided from the applicant's department or program (e.g., if $300 is requested, the minimum match is $150).
- Efforts will be made to utilize the avaliable funds to support as many requests as possible.
Applications must be made following the forms above. They must include, in addition to the forms, an abstract of the paper/poster, a copy of the meeting announcement (or similar), and a copy of the applicant's curriculum vitae. Additional materials may be attached where deemed appropriate by the applicant. Requests that do not include all required materials will not be considered.
- Applicants must be presenting a poster/paper at the conference.
- Priority wil be given to first time applicants (within the past year).
- Applicants may receive up to one award per year (if you receive an award in the fall, you should not apply in the spring).
- Applicants must be the first author on the presentation.
- For panel presentations, only $200 total for whole group (i.e. you may submit one application and the group will be eligible to receive up to $200 for the trip).
- All materials must be included with the initial application as described in the directions (including a chart string for matching funds). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The Mini Grant Experience
Check out these stories from recent mini-grant recipients:
"The Gordon Research Conference-Mechanisms of cell signaling was the most ideal conference for my field of research because it deals with unfolding the interconnectedness of different cellular signaling cascades. This conference allowed scientists and prospective Post-Doctoral candidates like me, to gain a better understanding of the molecular concepts and model systems of crucial signaling pathways related to human diseases like cancer. Interaction with experts and future post-doctoral mentors in the field of signaling proteins helped me obtain new insights in my research. Attending this conference inspired me to explore the other possible answers to my question and open doors for my career as a Post-Doctoral fellow. Therefore, Gordon Research Conference - Mechanisms of cell signaling served as a great platform for me to expand my horizons for understanding the Ras-signaling pathway and its novel downstream targets. This was my only chance to present the two chapters of my doctoral dissertation, receive the criticism from the signaling experts and work with it during my defense presentation. I want to thank The Mini grant committee and the GSS for providing me with the travel grant to attend this important conference."
Questions or concerns?Contact the Graduate College at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-656-3160.
Need more funding info?Click here for a funding guide from the Graduate College.
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