Frequently Asked Questions
Under the new GSTAA policy, students are only eligible to apply for funding once during their Graduate career. If you received funding prior to July 1, 2017 or any time after, you are not eligible to apply.
Yes. If you did not use the funds awarded to you and you have not received funding previously, you are eligible to reapply.
Virtual Conference Award
Receiving the VCA does not make you ineligible for other Graduate School travel awards including the GSTAA and ECPDP. However, students are only allowed one award per year. A student or postdoc cannot receive multiple awards from the Graduate School within the same year.
If you would like to attend a virtual conference or meeting where you are not presenting, you will want to look into applying for the ECPDP, as this award is for professional development purposes.
If the student/postdoc requires more than $200, there are two (2) options for reimbursement.
- If the department will cover the expenses over the awarded amount, the department will pay for the necessary fees and the Graduate School will reimburse the appropriate Chartfield for the awarded amount. The Graduate School will require a copy of the receipt in order to approve the reimbursement.
- If the department will not pay for the expenses over the awarded amount, the student/postdoc will be responsible for paying for the expenses. In this case, the Graduate School will complete an Electronic Payment Request (EPR) in order to reimburse the student/postdoc for the awarded amount. The Graduate School will require a copy of the receipt in order to approve the reimbursement.