Graduate Student Presentation Award

The Graduate Student Presentation Award provides financial support for a graduate student who is presenting their thesis or research at a professional conference. This award is to help support conference registration fees, airfare or lodging costs of up to $500 per student per academic year. The student must be enrolled in at least 1 course at Cal Poly at the time of application. Travel must occur within the same academic year as the application is submitted.

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  1. Must be a full-time graduate student at Cal Poly.
  2. For domestic conferences only, not international.
  3. Must be listed as an author on the paper/poster to be presented (not for just attending the conference); submit abstract.
  4. Travel covered: airfare, hotel, conference registration (no auto mileage or food).
  5. Receipts must be submitted with travel claims.
  6. Email of approval from faculty thesis adviser.