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Economics

College of Business

Graduate Student Conference Travel Policy

The Department of Economics considers presentation at national conferences an important part of the graduate experience. To encourage graduate students to submit papers and attend national conferences, we have developed the following policy. Please use the checklist below to secure funding for approved conferences in economics or finance.

 

Checklist

Before submitting your paper to a conference, have your advisor, the graduate director, or the department chair approve both the paper and the conference. As a representative of the department, it is important that you choose reputable conferences and submit quality research.

Submit the following to the graduate director:

  • the presentation abstract
  • evidence from the conference that the abstract has been accepted for presentation
  • an e-mail from your advisor indicating approval

Once the graduate director has given approval, visit Travel Funding Request Application Process to begin the application process.  Academic Affairs will award up to $350 for approved expenses.  The department will then contribute another $250 plus $150 for incidental expenses. 

Additional travel awards will be based on (1) the availability of department funds and (2) the quality of the conference and paper, as judged by the graduate director and/or your advisor. Students will be supported for no more than one conference per year.

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