Funding Guidelines

This page describes IHGG internal funding guidelines.  For information about other categories of awards, please visit the Graduate Division Financial Support website.

Academic Year Minigrant Rules 2015-16

Art class on the lakeIn an effort to stabilize the amounts we can offer for graduate student summer funding through the USAP account, while still offering support for conference travel, we are establishing the following new policy for conference travel funding as of the 2015-2016 academic year:

  1. Students must be in good standing to apply for conference travel funds.
  1. Travel expenses should be budgeted as efficiently as possible; hotel rooms and taxis should be shared, food costs minimized, etc. Applications that do not represent a good-faith effort at budgeting may be subject to modification or rejection.
  1. In order to be eligible for future conference travel funding, the student must write a brief report of their travel and expenses within 14 days after returning, for approval by their adviser and the chair of the graduate group.
  1. Funding for the first two conferences to which a graduate student applies in an academic year is subject to the following conditions:
  1. If funding for a given conference exceeds $1,000, half of the amount in excess of $1,000 will be drawn from the student’s summer funding. For instance, if a student receives $1,200 for travel to a conference, their summer stipend will be reduced by $100.
  1. If funding for a given conference exceeds $2,000, the full amount in excess of $2,000 will be drawn from the student’s summer stipend. For instance, if a student receives $2,200 for travel to a conference, their summer stipend will be reduced by $200.
  1. Students may apply for exceptions to these limitations for international conference travel; these exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  1. For any conferences beyond the first two in an academic year, the entirety of the student’s travel funding will be drawn from their summer funding.
  1. The total amount a student can receive for yearly conference travel shall not exceed the total USAP budget divided by the total number of graduate students in good standing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduate Division

Graduate Admissions:
Phone: (209) 228-4723
 
Graduate Funding:
Phone: (209) 228-4622
 
General Inquiries:
Phone: (209) 228-4723
Fax: (209) 228-6906
 
Mailing Address:
University of California, Merced
ATTN: Graduate Division
5200 N. Lake Road, SSB 310
Merced, CA 95343

 

Graduate Group

Graduate Group Chair: Arturo Arias
 
Graduate Group Coordinator: Mitch Ylarregui
Phone: (209) 228-4105
 

Additional Resources

Graduate Student Services
Graduate Peer Mentor Program
Writing Services
Grad Student Association
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