Boston College Graduate Education Association

Conference Grants

The GEA offers funding to LSOE graduate students who are both attending and/or presenting at professional conferences. To receive funding, students must complete a Conference Grant Application and submit the required forms and necessary receipts to be reimbursed for their expenses up to the allocated amount of the grant after attending the conference.

Application and Process

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Conference Grant Application 2019-2020


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To apply, please complete the Conference Grant Application online.  Although the GEA is committed to funding as many students as possible, there is a limit to the amount of grants that can be disbursed each semester. All applications will be reviewed, but not all will be awarded grants. To improve your opportunities for funding, we encourage you to apply as early as possible. Funds are primarily rewarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

When approved for a conference grant, students receive an email indicating the sum of the grant as well as important information and instructions for receiving reimbursement. These instructions must be followed properly for reimbursements to be processed.


LSOE students may receive grants in the following amounts depending upon the location of and participation in the conference:

  • Students attending a conference within 300 miles are eligible to receive up to $120
  • Students presenting at a conference within 300 miles are eligible to receive up to $200
  • Students attending a conference over 300 miles away are eligible to receive up to $240
  • Students presenting at a conference over 300 miles away are eligible to receive up to $400

Please note:

Students presenting are ONLY eligible for the “presenting” amounts above. They cannot “double up” and receive separate monies for attending and also presenting at a conference. Amounts can only be used to cover travel, hotel, and registration expenses.

Reimbursement does NOT apply to any food/beverage charges while traveling to and/or attending the conference.

Each student may only be rewarded one conference grant per semester. Summer conferences are counted as fall semester grants.




Reimbursement may take several weeks before fully processed in the system.

Application Periods

Conference Grant Applications must be submitted by the appropriate deadline for approval:

  • September 1st to November 1st, 2019 for Fall 2019 conferences
  • December 1st to April 1st, 2020 for Spring 2020 conferences

Applications received after the related deadline may still be reviewed if and only if there are additional funds available after approving applications received by the appropriate deadline. All applications should be submitted at least one week in advance of the conference/workshop you plan to attend.

If you have any questions about funding, please do not hesitate to contact the GEA. We are excited to offer this funding assistance, and to have the opportunity to assist with your academic and professional development.