ELIGIBILITY:Applicants must be students admitted to a master’s or doctoral graduate program in the OHSU School of Medicine's Graduate Studies Program and must be in good academic standing at the time the award is made. Travel can occur at any time within the term following that application cycle (e.g. apply in Spring to attend a Summer conference). The award funds can be applied to conference fees, lodging, food, and other necessary expenses, including travel fares. Due to limited funds, preference will be given to senior students.
A student who has received both a standard GSO travel award and an SMAA award from this program is not eligible to reapply, unless the student graduates with his/her graduate degree and is admitted for a different graduate degree program at OHSU. However, students that have previously won a standard GSO travel award may apply again in a future term to be considered for an SMAA award, and students that have recieved an SMAA award may apply again to be considered for a standard GSO travel award.
Examples of Eligible Travel: • Receipt of honors awarded to the student for scholarly work • Individual presentations at scholarly conferences • Multiple-student presentations at scholarly conferences • Presentations by eligible student(s) and faculty jointly at a scholarly event
APPLICATION AND AWARD SCHEDULE:• Awards will be made once during each term, unless otherwise noted. • Applications must be received by the GSO by 5:00 P.M. for the given deadline (see deadlines below).• Responses will be emailed to applicants by the last day of the academic term. • Award funds will be mailed directly to recipients following return from their trip.
AWARD SPECIFICS: • Awardees will be determined by the GSO Travel Award steering committee. • Maximum award per student of $400.00 (GSO Award) or $500.00 (SMAA Award), reimbursed after the trip.• OHSU requires a Social Security Number (SSN). Recipients will be required to provide their SSN if it is not already on file in the OHSU Student Information System.•Awards may only be disbursed before the end of the academic year. Any student’s unused award money is forfeited in the following year.
DEADLINES: Applications are typically due 1 month prior to the end of each academic quarter.
Summer/Fall 2016: November 18, 2016 (for travel occurring between 6/27/16-12/16/16)Winter 2016: February 24, 2017 (for travel occurring between 12/17/16-3/24/17)Spring and Summer 2016: June 16, 2017 (for travel occurring between 3/25/17-9/24/17)