Applications are evaluated competitively. The Professional Development Committee evaluates and ranks the applications and makes funding recommendations to the Dean of Graduate Studies based on the following criteria:
The following must be met:
Students who submit an abstract to a meeting, but have not yet learned if it was accepted, may apply for funding and must include an explanation of the circumstances on the application form. An award may be made contingent upon the acceptance of the abstract, with verification to be provided at the time the awardee submits his/her original receipts for reimbursement and a copy of the registration receipt.
Professional development awards will be limited to two (2) awards per fiscal year (July 1-June 30). You may apply for both a Professional Developmetn Award nd a SUC Travel Award for the same meeting, however only one award may be used per meeting. If awarded both from Gradaute Studies and SUC for the same meeting, you may surrender the award of your choice. Travel that exceeds eight days must be accompanied by an itinerary. Refer to the Reimbursable Travel Costs Information Sheet for a list of approved reimbursable expenses. Please be aware that rental cars are not reimbursable, however, other travel costs such as taxis and buses are.
Please note that all reimbursements are made payable to individual awardees. Incomplete applications will NOT be forwarded to the Committee for consideration.