The Graduate College has revamped its Conference Travel Award program in light of travel restrictions related to Covid-19. The new and temporary program is called the “Conference Presentation Award” program. Whereas the previous “Conference Travel Awards” covered travel to in-person conferences, “Conference Presentation Awards” will cover registration fees for virtual conferences. Once pandemic-related travel restrictions are lifted, the program will return to its previous iteration and will support actual travel to in-person conferences. See full Graduate College Award Call here: http://www.grad.illinois.edu/general/travelaward.
The Graduate College provides awards of up to $350 for students to participate in virtual conferences to present papers, posters, or creative work. Awards will not cover participation unless the student is making a presentation. Award amounts are based on the registration fees required for participation in the conference. No other fees (such as membership fees) are allowable.
Illinois CS may submit the maximum number of applications (five).
- Applicants must be registered and in good academic standing during both the term the application is submitted AND the term during which the conference takes place (exceptions to this are made for summer).
- Applicants may receive only one Conference Presentation Award per academic year.
- Students in non-degree, online, cost-recovery, and self-supporting programs are ineligible. Students in traditional on-campus degree programs whose courses are being temporarily held online because of the pandemic are eligible.
- Awards are supported by Students for Equal Access to Learning (SEAL) fees, which are part of the Student Initiated Fees. Therefore, applicants must have paid the Student Initiated Fees in the semester during which they apply. For details on fees, see the Office of the Registrar's website. Students who are not assessed the fees, e.g., students registered in Credit Range III or IV (less than 6 hours), may become eligible by paying the fee at a cashier's window in 100 Henry Administration Building.