Monterey Institute of International Studies

Conference Funding

Thinking about attending a conference? Apply for Student Council Conference Funding!

Conference Funding Guidelines

The Student Council endeavors to support the needs of the student body by providing opportunities to apply for financial support when attending or presenting at professional conferences both domestically and abroad.

Eligibility

  • Current MA degree-seeking students in good academic and financial standing with the Institute

Application Requirements and Information

  • Submit completed Conference Funding Application
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis through 4pm on April 30th
  • Consideration will only be given to applicants who apply for Conference Funding related to a conference taking place in the same academic year (fall term, J-term, spring term)
  • Conferences taking place in the summer will be considered retroactively but application must be submitted in the following fall term
  • You can submit an application prior to a conference for pre-approval but reimbursement will not be processed until the proper documentation, including a deliverable is submitted
  • Conference Funding will not be awarded for a conference related to academic credit

Three Point Scale Used for Application Evaluation

Award decisions will be based on the below point system. The point awarded, based on the criteria, and is then converted into a percentage of the award to be given. For example, if a conference attendee requested $400, and received a 2, the Committee would award the attendee 75% of $300 maximum allocation. This is because the maximum allocation that an attendee can receive is $300, so it would be 75% of that amount.  The maximum allocation for a conference presenter is $825.

  1. Submitted application with proposal stating the name and purpose of the conference, along with the reasons the student is interested in attending, showing that the conference is directly related to their field of study and/or of academic interest to the student and the general and classroom benefits the student would receive from attending. 55% allocation



  2. Submitted application with proposal stating the name and purpose of the conference, along with the reasons the student is interested in attending, showing that the conference is directly related to their field of study and/or of academic interest to the student, and outlining the specific and tangible benefits, including classroom benefits the student would receive from attending, explaining how it will impact the student’s classroom experience and future career goals. 75% allocation


  3. Submitted application with proposal stating the name and purpose of the conference, along with the reasons the student is interested in attending, showing that the conference is directly related to their field of study and/or of academic interest of to the student, and outlining the specific and tangible benefits that the student would receive from the conference, and clearly explaining how it will positively impact the student’s classroom experience, provide benefits to the MIIS community as a whole, and provide direction for their future career goals. 85% -100% allocation

Funding and Reimbursement

  • Funding can be used towards the following expenses only:
    • Conference Registration
    • Travel/Transportation
    • Lodging
  • Funding is not guaranteed
  • Amount awarded is at the discretion of the Conference Funding Committee
  • Funding is awarded on a rolling basis, while funds last, through 4pm on April 30th
  • Funding is provided on a reimbursement basis only
  • Reimbursement requests will be processed when the Committee receives:
    • All relevant receipts
    • A deliverable which can be either a one-page summary about your experience or a podcast for the MIISRadio.

Additional Information

  • Students will be notified of their award via email 2-4 weeks after submission
  • Students applying for Conference Funding must read and agree to these terms
  • The Conference Funding Committee reserves the right to request additional documentation regarding attendance/participation including but not limited to: receipts, registration forms and proof of participation