Conference & Research Funding

Graduate Student Conference Fund

Graduate Student Conference Funding is provided by the Graduate Student Assembly and the Provost's Office, and is managed by the Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education. The goal of the funding is to enable more Carnegie Mellon graduate students to make presentations at key conferences/ exhibitions in their fields or attend conferences and learn about the broader field of study to which they belong. This funding opportunity is available to individual graduate students, a group of graduate students attending the same conference and/or a group of members from a registered club/organization attending the same conference. If you have submitted an abstract to present at a conference, you do not have to wait until it is accepted to apply.

Graduate Student Conference Funding Application Submission Deadlines (2016-2017):

    For conferences that fall between Oct. 1, 2016 - Dec. 31, 2016: SUBMIT between Aug. 22, 2016 - Sept. 7, 2016
    For conferences that fall between Jan. 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017: SUBMIT between Nov. 9, 2016 - Nov. 22, 2016
    For conferences that fall between April 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017: SUBMIT between Feb. 7, 2017 - Feb. 22, 2017
    For conferences that fall between July 1, 2017 - Sept. 30, 2017: SUBMIT between May 9, 2017 - May 24, 2017

Graduate students who apply for Conference Funding must be enrolled students at the time they attend the conference.

GSA Conference Funding Application

Heinz College Conference Fund

The Heinz College has a limited pool of funds to support students’ participation in professional conferences. Students are strongly encouraged to simultaneously submit a conference request to the GSA Graduate Conference Fund and the Heinz College Conference Fund. Students are eligible to receive up to $500 per academic year depending on the availability of funds, strength of application, and the role the student will play at the conference. Funding will be announced within one month after the submission deadline. Funds are disbursed through a reimbursement process after the conference.

Review the conferences that Heinz students have attended in the past.

Eligibility:

  • Students are only eligible to receive funding for one conference per academic year from the Heinz Conference Fund.
  • Doctoral students are not eligible for this fund.
  • Students can not receive a Heinz award if they have already recieved a GSA award (for the same conference) - but apply to both to increase your opportunitues for funding!
  • Students are not eligible to receive funding for conferences that occur after they have graduated.  
  • Approval will not be given retroactively if an application is submitted after the conference has begun.
  • Students in poor academic standing will not be considered for funding.
  • Priority will be given to professional conferences where the student is presenting a paper or poster.

Heinz College Conference Funding Application Submission Deadlines (2016-2017):

    For conferences that fall between Oct. 1, 2016 - Dec. 31, 2016: SUBMIT between Aug. 22, 2016 - Sept. 7, 2016
    For conferences that fall between Jan. 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017: SUBMIT between Nov. 9, 2016 - Nov. 22, 2016
    For conferences that fall between April 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017: SUBMIT between Feb. 7, 2017 - Feb. 22, 2017
    For conferences that fall between July 1, 2017 - Sept. 30, 2017: SUBMIT between May 9, 2017 - May 24, 2017

Heinz College Conference Fund Application

If you would like to apply for group funding, please contact Annie Julian directly.

If you have any questions about the conference funding application process, please contact Annie Julian directly.
 

GuSH Crosswalk Seed Grant

GuSH Crosswalk Seed Grant, GuSH -CW is being provided to graduate students and teams for research project pilots that cross two or more departments or colleges through the new ProSEED Initiative. These grants are to promote creative interdisciplinarity and collaborations among researchers across campus. Unlike standard GuSH Grants, the research projects proposed do not have to meet the requirements of research for a required degree but should be for pursuing pilot projects, creating entrepreneurial opportunities and exploring interdisciplinary domains.

GuSH-CW Application Submission Deadlines (2016-2017):

Fall 2016
Application opens on August 29 and closes on September 14

Spring 2017
Application opens on January 17 and closes on February 3

Summer 2017
Application opens on May 2 and closes on May 19

GuSH-CW Application