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Apply Today: Graduate School-Newark Student Travel Awards (due May 30!)

Graduate student travel to, and presentations at, scholarly conferences is essential for the professional development of our students. These awards are designed to provide GSN (School 26) students with support to cover costs associated with attending, and presenting their research at, prestigious national and international academic conferences. Awards may

also be used to support students’ travel to, and participation in, specialized professional development opportunities (e.g., Princeton’s Summer School in Geometric Analysis).


• Student must be a School 26 student in good academic standing at the time of the


• Domestic and international students are eligible.

• For conference travel: Student must be listed as the sole author/presenter, first or lead author/presenter, or serving in a capacity whereby they are responsible for significant leadership for the overall conference session. Materials / proposed presentation must have been accepted by the conference at the time of application.

• Funding is available for national or international conferences or meetings.

Award Details

Awards are intended to cover up to half of the full cost of attending a national / international conference (reasonable coach air and/or ground transportation, shared lodging, meals, and early-bird meeting registration). A small number of awards will be made per cycle. The amount awarded will be determined by the selection committee.

Application Deadline

• May 30 for travel between July 1 and September 31

• All applications are due by 9pm on the specified deadline. Late applications will not be


Application Requirements

Applications must be submitted via the university’s Qualtrics platform. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Required materials include:

• CV

• Brief Statement of Interest (incl. description of student’s involvement in conference or meeting)

• Evidence that student has requested funding support

• Proposed Budget


Awardees will be selected based on:

• Importance of conference to student’s plan of study;

• Strength of the student’s statement of the reason for attending;

• Strength of the student’s CV;

• Student's timely progress in degree program;

• Student’s demonstrated efforts to secure external funding to support graduate study


• Reasonableness of proposed budget;

• Availability of funds.


Awards will be announced promptly after the application deadlines. Please contact the Dean’s

Office for add’l information, (973) 353-5834.



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