Preparing your request, reflecting on your experience
First Summer Session begins
Tuesday, May 28, noon - noon
Service Awards Recognition Luncheon
The recognition luncheon honors SUNY Oswego's CSEA, Council 82, PBA and PEF employees for their years of service. $8 (admission by ticket only). 312-2230.
Location: Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center
Friday, June 14, noon - 2 p.m.
Location: Oswego and vicinity
Thursday, June 6, noon - noon
Thursday, June 20, noon - noon
To All Students:
The Provost is accepting requests from students for supplemental funding of up to $200 to assist with travel to scholarly conferences to present research (*NOTE: there are other potential funding sources on campus as well. To learn more, see the link at the bottom of this page). Such experiences are excellent opportunities to observe professional meetings in progress, network with peers, meet experts in a discipline, and to gain recognition for hard work and significant accomplishment.
Your formal request letter, written by you, should be a document you would be proud to display as an example of good professional writing. It must be accompanied by the standard student travel grant request form available for download from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. The letter should adhere to standard grammatical conventions and be reviewed for accuracy in spelling and punctuation. In short, it should be an example of your best work.
There is no standard template; you are invited to present your request in your own 'voice.' Your letter need not be longer than one page, and it should be concise and well organized. The following information is required:
- Name of the conference;
- location of the conference;
- date of the conference;
- Title of your presentation and if it is a poster, panel, discussion, or formal talk;
- faculty with whom you worked and whether they will be attending with you;
- an estimate/breakdown of the full cost of attending the conference, i.e., travel, food, conference registration fees, other;
- an indication of any other sources of funding you are pursuing to help cover expenses;
- a brief discussion of what you expect to gain from the experience.
To request funding, write to the Provost directly at the following address:
Provost Lorrie Clemo
702 Culkin Hall
Oswego, N.Y. 13126
You may also e-mail your letter as an attachment to Darlene Abrantes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All requests should be received in the Provost's Office at least two weeks before a conference for which travel funds are being requested. When you return you will be asked to submit a brief report describing what you learned from the conference.
As indicated above, to learn more about potential sources of funding for student travel to scholarly conferences to present their work, see the student travel page on the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs website.
I will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this opportunity. Good luck!
- Darlene Abrantes, Assistant to the Provost