Graduate Funding Information Service

September 22, 2020

UW Graduate & Professional Student Senate Conference Attendance Grants

Deadline: Rolling for the duration of the suspension of in-person learning

  • For UW graduate & professional students actively participating in conferences
  • Covers some costs for remote conference attendance

For the duration of the suspension of in-person learning activities at the University of Washington, GPSS Travel Grants Committee will be considering applications for non-presenting attendees to remote conferences or seminars. These applications will be held to the same standards as traditional Travel Grants, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis; applicants will have their request reviewed within 2 weeks of submission. Any attendance grants awarded within this period will not count towards the travel funding limitations of once every three years and a maximum of two awards during one’s UW student career.

Awards are typically only given to students with high financial need. Please confirm with your faculty adviser that they are unable to fund your conference attendance before completing the application.

Students whose conference participation might otherwise be unfunded, have strong academic credentials and are making fair progress towards their respective degrees are encouraged to apply. The amount of funding awarded will be based on conference location, with typical awards being up to $300 for conferences in North America and $500 for international conferences.


UW graduate and professional students currently enrolled and in good academic standing may apply for this grant. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 to be considered.

For more information regarding this opportunity, including how to apply, please click here.