Conference Participation Award

Eligibility Criteria

  1. The applicant must be a doctoral or MFA student.
  2. The applicant must be enrolled in the semester for which the fellowship is awarded, e.g., fall semester for applications due by June 30 and spring semester for applications due by January 15.
  3. The applicant must have successfully completed at least 30 credits toward their degree program prior to applying for this fellowship unless their program requires less than 30 credits with a prior master’s degree.
    • If a student has attained a master’s degree from another university and their program only requires 15 doctoral credits with a master’s degree, they qualify for eligibility upon completion of all 15 credits.
  4. The applicant is not eligible if they have previously received a Doctoral Student Travel Award or Conference Participation Award.
  5. The funds are intended to be used for participation in a conference at which the student is presenting their research.
  6. Students at UConn Health and UConn Law are not eligible for this award.


The application for the Conference Participation Award is currently closed. The next application period begins on June 1, 2024.

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If you have any questions regarding your eligibility or the award process, please send an email to