Conference Travel Reimbursement Awards

The GSA encourages all graduate students to enhance their educational experience by attending academic conferences, and presenting on their work.

Speaking at conferences to share your knowledge not only enhances your personal reputation, but strengthens Hunter’s reputation, making your degree more valuable.

Students are eligible for awards of up to $200 for attendees, who are expected to present the following year, and up to $400 for presenters.

The GSA asks applicants to request funding from their department, club, or other sources before drawing on GSA funds, and the GSA will match funds from other sources.

Applicants must apply for travel awards at least six weeks before conference dates.

To apply for a travel award, fill out the application linked below and email it to with an abstract of your presentation if you plan to present, and sum requested from the GSA.

The GSA will inform applicants if their application was approved within two weeks of the application. Awards will be disbursed on a first-come, first-served basis.

GSA Conference Travel Award Application Fall 2015

If you have been notified that you have received an award, congratulations!

In order to process your award, we need proof of your expenses, which must adhere to GSA and CUNY guidelines.

Please read the following instructions carefully. Failure to comply will result in your reimbursement award being placed on hold.

Although you may pay registration fees and transportation costs ahead of time, we additionally need proof that you attended the conference. Therefore, you must attend the conference before you submit these materials.

Students may only receive one award per academic year.


(1) Complete and print out the application form.ONE SIDED PRINTING ONLY.

This form requires a social security number. Although we do understand privacy concerns, the College Association will NOT process any awards without the applicant’s social security number.

(2) Collect all supporting documents: original receipts for travel, accommodation, registration and (if applicable) proof of presentation at conference, and proof of attendance.

Receipts must show method of payment. ONE SIDED PRINTING ONLY. Please DO NOT highlight.

If your receipt does not indicate method of payment, you may submit a credit card/bank statement showing the charge.Please DO NOT highlight.

Small receipts must be taped to a full sized sheet of paper.

Proof of conference attendance can include a certificate, or a conference badge.

(3) Drop off in person to the GSA office, Room 209 in Thomas Hunter Hall (check office schedule for hours)

Please note that this award does not reimburse for workshops, memberships, certifications, sessions that award college credits,  tax, gratuities, meals, car rentals, fuel, or tolls.

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