This portal is for the submission of grant and fellowship application for the SGS Office Campus Dissertation Development Awards, the Bevier Fellowship and external fellowship competitions managed by the SGS Office of Fellowships and Awards.  


 

SGS Conference Travel Fund

The SGS Conference Travel Fund is designed to support graduate student travel to an important conference in their field of study to present a paper or poster. Doctoral students may apply for up to $1,000.00 to support their participation in a conference important to their field of study. 

Participating graduate programs are provided with a block grant to allocate funds to support graduate student conference travel. 

The application process is a multi-step process as follows:

1.  Students submit a funding request to their graduate program via the SGS Submittable platform

2.  Graduate programs review, rate and allocate funds from their block grant

3.  The School of Graduate Studies reviews the allocation and processes the payment for the student through student accounting.

4.  After the funds are awarded, students will be sent a post-award report to complete in order to document how the funds were expended. 

Program Timeline The application portal will open on October 22, 2019 and the review site for graduate programs will open on November 1, 2019

Graduate programs set their own internal deadlines for submissions or accept applications on a rolling basis.  

The SGS Business Office will process approved awards on the following dates in 2019-2020:

December 4, 2019

March 3, 2020 

May 5, 2020

Applications that have been submitted by the student and reviewed and approved by their graduate program for funding will be processed and paid by the SGS Business Office based on the schedule above.

Application Review Criteria The purpose of this award is to provide support to students so they may present at a conference important to their area of research.Applications will be reviewed using the following criteria:

  • Relevance of the proposed conference to the student’s dissertation research;
  • Relevance of the proposed conference to contribute substantially to the development of the dissertation;
  • Status of conference participation;
  • Availability of other funds to support conference attendance and evidence of applying for external funding

Log in to get started:

We use the university's single sign on (SSO) tool on the Submittable platform.  If you have used our platform in the past, click on the "Have an Account? Sign In"  button and follow the links for Single Sign On.  If you are a first time user, click on the "Create Your Account" button and follow the links for Single Sign On.


 

GradFund External Funding Application Report

Let us know when you’ve started your application, or when you’ve won. SGS students may be eligible for additional resources from the School of Graduate Studies. Plus, we want to help you develop a competitive application and ultimately, celebrate your success!

In your report, please tell us whether you plan to apply for a specific award, if you have an application in development, have submitted it or have results. You may report one award per form and you should plan to initiate a form for each award that you plan to apply for, each cycle that you apply for external funding.  As you move through the application process, be sure to return and provide an update.


Log in to get started:

We use the university's single sign on (SSO) tool on the Submittable platform.  If you have used our platform in the past, click on the "Have an Account? Sign In"  button and follow the links for Single Sign On.  If you are a first time user, click on the "Create Your Account" button and follow the links for Single Sign On.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

Please include all of the following with your application:

● This application form with all fields completed

● Short writing sample of around 5-10 pages

This should be a paper that will help the selection committee assess your academic and philosophical ability. Typically, but not necessarily, this will be a paper that was written for a college course. Philosophy papers are preferable, but a paper on a topic from any discipline will work if no suitable philosophy paper is available. The most effective paper to submit will be the one which best exhibits your philosophical or academic ability.

● Personal Essay and explanation of why your background and experiences will help foster greater diversity in philosophy

● 2 letters of recommendation

● A transcript

Applicants should include a transcript of all their college coursework. Your overall GPA and current enrollment status should be clearly indicated somewhere - if it is not, please also include some verification of your current enrollment status. If you have been to more than one institution, please include transcripts from all institutions. These do not need to be official transcripts sent from your institution's registrar. They can be scans of transcripts that you already have or screenshots of any online transcript that you can access.

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