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Graduate Student Professional Development Award

Graduate Student Professional Development Awards are given four times a year through a competitive application process. Graduate students who are accepted to present at a regional, national, or international scientific meeting are eligible to apply. These awards will be a maximum of $500. Deadline: The first working day of January, April, July and October.

Applications can be submitted using the form below.

If you have questions about the process, contact the Office of Graduate Studies at (913) 588-1238 or send an e-mail to

Past Professional Development Award winners: 20192018201720162015201420132012201120102009.

SGC Travel Awards

A different funding opportunity for professional development is made available through the KUMC Student Governing Council (SGC). Application for this award is managed by SGC, all questions regarding this award should be directed to Ryan Gove at

Writing Assistance

The Writing Center at KUMC is an excellent resource for those who would like assistance in preparing their Travel Award application materials. The Center is located on campus in the Dykes Library. See the Center's site for more details and/or to schedule an appointment.

Last modified: Nov 06, 2019