Graduate Resources

Conference and Professional Development Funding

Graduate students may request funding from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and/or the Dean of the Graduate School. Some conferences provide funding for graduate students; be sure to check with conference organizers.
Guidelines for departmental funding are below.

Local Meetings: Reimbursement of up to $50.00, additional $100.00 may be reimbursed if paper is presented.

Regional/National/International Meetings: Reimbursement of up to $300 per graduate student presenting a paper at a meeting, $150 per student for representing the department, but not presenting.

Submitting a Request: To request funding from the department, write a formal letter of request to the Graduate Coordinator and the Chair of the Department. The Graduate Committee will evaluate the request and forward their decision to the Department Chair. The Department Chair will make the final approval and adjustment of funds based on availability of funding. The letter should be signed by the student and his or her adviser.

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