Individual Conference Grant (ICG) Application
GSA-Sponsored Funding Opportunities for BC Graduate Students
Individual Conference Grants (IRG)
The purpose of these grants is to support and facilitate professional formation through attendance of academic and professional conferences. The program is modeled after the Research Expense Grant program for university faculty, and is designed to help offset the costs associated with conference attendance that is not directly funded by other agencies, schools/departments within the university, or grants to advising faculty members. Examples of such expenses include, but are not limited to, payment for: travel to and from conferences, admittance or registration fees, and research-related expenses incurred while preparing conference presentations. No usual or customary expenses will be covered, such as pay for assistants, transcription (except in case of a documented disability), or for resources which may be used or acquired for free through Boston College.
Typically, ICG awards are granted to students whose conference activities fall within two categories: (1) conference attendance, and (2) conference presentation.
In recent funding cycles, students in these categories have been granted $50 for conference attendence and $125 for conference presentations. The GSA Executive Board reserves the right to increase or decrease these amounts if the specific activities warrant such. However, please note that increases are rare and will only be awarded in exceptional circumstances.
In order for conference presenters to receive reimbursement for their expenses, the GSA will need to receive proof that the applicant has actually presented at the conference for which he or she is requesting funding. Typically, this can be done by submitting a conference flyer or advertisement that mentions the presenter's name as well as the title of his or her presentation.
Conference attendees will also need to submit proof of their attendance of any conference for which they receive an ICG.
The application deadlines for the 2010-2011 IRCG Funding Cycles are as follows:
Fall: October 15
Winter: January 30
Spring: March 15
Summer: June 30
Please note this is to apply for the Indivudal Conference Grant.
If you wish to apply for the Indivdual Research Grant please click here.