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All of our graduate students are fully funded within the program. Financial aid is available to graduate students in the form of teaching assistantships, research assistantships, tuition scholarships, and University fellowships. Awards are competitive and merit-based. Assistantships and fellowships consist of tuition plus a stipend for the September - May academic period.
Purpose: to support travel to conferences at both the national and international level when presenting research papers in Criminology and related areas (such as topics covered by Sociology students including the areas of deviance, delinquency, substance abuse, domestic violence, etc.)
Awards: Travel awards will be awarded every academic year. The intent is offer at least two travel awards each year, where one award is devoted to conference travel at the national level (maximum funding available is $1000) and the other for conference travel at the international level (maximum funding available is $2000). However, the number of awards may vary annually. Applications will be considered by the GPC until the total annual budget of $3000 is allocated.
How to Apply:
Student must provide the following items in the application:
1. The name of conference and conference website. Be sure to provide some information about how the conference receives paper submissions and its selection/acceptance process.
2. Evidence documenting participation on the conference’s annual program. Participation must be in the form of a paper presentation. Co-authorship is appropriate but student must document significant contribution to the research.
3. Statement of how conference attendance will: a) increase the visibility of our graduate program at the national or international level and b) advance the student's professional development and/or enhance student's research objectives/goals.
4. Budget statement covering:
a) Estimated total cost of conference attendance (e.g., supporting documents showing flight cost, conference registration fee, accommodations, etc are warranted);
b) Information about other financial support received for conference attendance (e.g., department monies, grant support, etc); and
c) Specific dollar amount requested by this award.
Travel awards are competitive and require review by the Graduate Policy Committee. Applications will be reviewed until the annual budget is exhausted.