Previously offered as the “Travel Award,” the Graduate School is pleased to offer the new Graduate Student Scholarly Presentation Award for the 2020-2021 academic year. This change is to comply with OSU COVID travel restrictions while supporting graduate students’ professional development. The funds from this award are designed to provide domestic or international graduate students with financial support to cover part of the costs associated with registering, virtually attending and presenting their scholarly work/achievements at prestigious virtual conferences. Please note that the presentation of scholarship remains a key eligibility requirement for this award. For students interested in attending conferences or meetings but who are not presenting, we encourage them to explore the Graduate Student Professional Development Award.
Scholarly Presentation Award amounts vary, but awards will not exceed $500. Awards are intended to cover some of the costs for registering for and participating in a national/international virtual conference/meeting. At this time, the Graduate School does not anticipate honoring requests for travel related expenses during the 2020-2021 academic year.
This award may be offered in addition to a graduate assistantship or fellowship.
The funds for this award will be distributed to and managed by the nominating program.
The nomination period begins on November 2, 2020. Requests must be made online, no less than four weeks prior to the conference date. Requests will be accepted any time throughout the academic year, until all available funds are distributed.
Nominations may be submitted by the nominee's graduate program director or unit chair/head. Students may not apply directly for this award. Each unit (as defined by university major code) may nominate no more than three nominees (total) for the remainder of the 2020-2021 academic year.
In the online nomination form, nominators will be required to prepare/upload the following materials as one PDF document using the following file name convention:
"Nominee's Last Name_Department_ScholarlyPresentation.pdf", and upload it through the nomination form.
For questions about this award or any Graduate School administered awards, please contact our Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships team