Applications are Now Open!

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Professional Development & Supply Award

Applications are due by Friday, October 9th at 5 pm MST

 

Hello Graduate Students,

The Graduate Student Council (GSC) and the Graduate School are announcing the application opening for fall awards. Due to the suspension of travel and in-person conferences, the GSC transformed our travel award into a professional development and supply award over the summer. Broadly, the money from these awards can be applied to registration fees for a virtual conference, covering the licensing fee for software for your home computer, textbooks, a hard drive for backing up your work, gas for approved field work trips, generally any supplies (technology or art) that support your working at home, etc. If you can justify how this money will support your graduate work (and is in compliance with the university) we want to fund it. Please work with your department staff to facilitate purchases (and find out what your department can purchase), as all purchases must go through the university system and approved suppliers. The award is open to all graduate students attending CSU.

For this award period, we are offering $2,500 in awards split into six awards of $250 each and ten awards of $100 each. 

The application for these awards is similar to the previous travel award, but streamlined. We would like to know about your graduate research or program in general terms, what you would spend the award on, and how that will help support your graduate career.

Applications are due by Friday, October 9th, 2020 at 5:00 PM MDT. Students receiving the award will be notified within 7-10 days and funds will be transferred as quickly as possible to the home department or college of the student.

All students who receive an award must provide an account number so we can transfer funds to their home departments. If the award is applied towards off-campus travel, proof of University approval may need to be submitted. Students must save receipts and provide necessary documentation to their home department for the funds to be provided. It is up to each student to work with their home department to receive the funds once they have been transferred.

Recipients of GSC awards may be contacted by a representative from the Office of University Advancement to gather information on the impact of this pilot award on the recipient’s professional development. This information may be shared with donors for the purpose of donor stewardship.

How to Apply

You can fill out an application here, or at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1oLZ86qD6DA7jxhETa_6t9dsLFyBco7SoZFhoGIkEbuWUkQ/viewform

Questions? 

Please direct any application related questions to gsctravelaward@gmail.com and good luck!

For general questions, or suggestions on how we can better serve you graduate students, please email gsccsu@gmail.com