Co-Sponsored by MSUFCU and MSU Vice President of Research & Graduate Studies
To help defray the costs of traveling to and from conferences, COGS provides up to $300 in the form of a Conference award. This can be awarded only once during a graduate lifetime and is based on a lottery system. Please review the Conference Award Guidelines before applying. Conference Awards are only awarded to individuals presenting research at a conference. If you are not presenting, please submit a Professional Development Award application. Please note, we are asking recipients of this reward to include a letter of thanks to our sponsors with reimbursement documentation.
To submit an online application, you will need:
- Statement of Justification: In 500 words or less, please describe the conference you will be attending, what original research you will be presenting, and how the experience will enhance your academic and/or professional skills.
- Letter of recommendation: Please have your major professor or advisor write a letter (1) confirming your attendance and planned presentation at the conference (2) explaining how this experience will contribute to your academic career. If you professor wishes to submit the letter directly to our office, it can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are reviewed on a rolling-basis. Fall applications will be reviewed on:
- Thursday, September 20
- Thursday, October 18
- Thursday, November 15
All applications submitted after November 15 will be reviewed in the spring. Please contact the office (517) 353-9189 if you have any questions.