MFA Application for Conference Funding

Students are eligible to apply for $300 (domestic) or $500 (international) in travel funding from the UW Graduate School's Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation (GSFEI). You may apply for GSFEI funding only once every two years. You must apply for funding by the deadline (see below) and you will be notified of funding decisions by e-mail. This funding can only be used for transportation costs, and students are only eligible if they are presenting at the conference. In order to receive reimbursement for conference travel, you must pay individually for your own expenses. Receipts submitted for reimbursement may only include expenses you incurred as an individual. If you wish to travel with another student, you must pay for flights or other transportation separately to ensure you have an acceptable receipt. Reimbursement will not exceed the approved funding amount and will only be made to the person whose credit card was charged and whose name is on the receipt. Be sure to carefully read the Reimbursement Policy: http://www.uwb.edu/mfa/student-resources/funding-resources/conference-funding

To apply:

  1. Fill out this application and submit it electronically. Keep a copy for your records (you will be emailed a copy).
  2. Once you receive approval (from the IAS Graduate Office via email), proceed with registering for, traveling to, and participating in the conference. Keep all receipts for expenses associated with travel.
  3. When you return from the conference, email or bring your receipts and documentation that you presented (i.e. a conference program) to the IAS Graduate Office. The IAS Graduate Office will then process your reimbursement.

Deadline: Please check the GSFEI website for deadlines to apply for funding:
https://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/gsfei/travel.shtml.

Certification: By submitting this application, I certify that the information I have entered below is correct to the best of my knowledge.

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Has your paper, performance, talk, or installation already been accepted?: Required

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