Conference Travel Funding

You can get support to present at conferences through Mason's Graduate Student Travel Fund (GSTF). 

Mason believes attending conferences is a vital part of your studies, as it helps you: 

  • Interact with students and professionals conducting research in your field.
  • Start forming a professional network.
  • Be inspired by new ideas.
  • Get some practical advice. 

The GSTF was established to assist George Mason graduate students attend and participate in professional conferences pertaining to their field of study. Funding of up to $150 is provided for students presenting in local conferences (DC, Maryland, or Virginia), up to $350 for poster presentations or $450 for oral presentations outside of the local area but within the United States, and up to $1,000 for presentations at international conferences.

Funds are only distributed to graduate students currently enrolled in a certificate, master’s or doctoral graduate program of study. GSTF financial support is limited and currently only available for those presenting. If awarded GSTF funds, students are only eligible to receive funding once per fiscal year (between July 1 and June 30).

GSTF applications must be submitted by the student well in advance of their actual conference dates, then approved by their faculty advisor (and department chair for international conferences). For details on deadlines and how to apply, click on "How to Apply" on the left-hand sidebar. To log in to the application website, click here.

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