Presentation of research
All graduate students are strongly urged to make a formal presentation of their research at a national or regional professional meeting. Funding to support such presentations is often available from the Department, as detailed in the following paragraphs.
The Department is willing to pay for the registration cost of at least one professional conference per year where a student is giving a paper, presenting a poster, speaking on a panel, or making some other formal presentation. The amount available will be at least equal to the student registration fee of the AAG annual conference.
A student may apply for funding from the Graduate Student Association. Students presenting at national conferences may also ask the Department for financial support to pay for travel and accommodations, but those requests will require Chair’s approval and will be evaluated according to need and available funds.
A student may request support for additional conferences where they are presenting. These requests will require Chair’s approval and will be evaluated according to need and available funds.
To support attendance at regional Geography conferences, when funding is available, the Department will pay the registration fee for any student wishing to attend the annual meeting of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers. The Department will also provide transportation (vans) when the conference is within reasonable driving distance and funds are available.