The Graduate School encourages graduate students to present their research and scholarship at professional conferences and meetings. We understand that presentation opportunities help build transferrable skills, highlight the outstanding academic work of our scholarly community, and ultimately support graduate student success. To assist students in these endeavors, the Graduate School offers the Scholarly Presentation Award to provide graduate students with financial support to assist with certain costs associated with presenting their scholarly work at academic conferences and meetings.
The award also aligns with and supports development in the OSU Grad Advantage core competencies for graduate students. Nominees are encouraged to complete the OSU Grad Advantage Self-Assessment Tool at the time of their nomination, or in the case of prospective students after they have been formally admitted to gauge their ongoing professional development.
An individual student may receive up to $1000 in Scholarly Presentation Award funds per academic year. Funds will be disbursed via check or direct deposit.
This is a student reimbursement award only; advance payments are not available. Students must provide documentation showing that they directly provided payment. Payments made on behalf of the student with an OSU Purchasing/Department card are not acceptable. Students may apply for the award prior to purchasing their PD opportunity, however, if selected for an award, all awardees will be required to submit proof of purchase (made by the student) before reimbursement funds will be issued.
Examples of costs not eligible for reimbursement include:
Requests opened July 3, 2023 and will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year; subject to funding availability per term. Funding for Fall 2023 exhausted on Monday, November 27, 2023. Requests will re-open for winter term on Monday, January 8, 2024. Requests must be made no earlier than one term prior to the date of the activity, and no later than 30 days following the activity.
Requests must be submitted by the student directly through the online request form. Students will receive an email with the award decision, typically within 7-10 business days.
In the online request form, students will be required to prepare/upload the following materials as one PDF document using the following file name convention:
"Last Name_Department_ScholarlyPresentation.pdf", and upload it through the request form.
For questions about this award or any Graduate School administered awards, please contact our Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships team