The Presentation Fellowship is a great opportunity for students who plan to present a research paper or comparable creative activity at a professional conference. This fellowship provides funding for enrolled master's, specialist, and doctoral students to share their research at a professional meeting. Students must be the primary author and presenter.
- Only enrolled graduate students (master's, specialist, doctoral) in good academic standing are eligible. The Graduate Presentation Fellowship Program is primarily intended for full-time graduate students, but part-time students may also apply.
- Students must be enrolled during the term of the award to qualify for the payment.
- Only one application per student may be funded for a 12-month period (fiscal year July 1-June 30).
- The student must be delivering a research presentation or comparable creative activity at a professional meeting, with preference being given to those presenting at national and international meetings. Students must be the primary student author and presenter.
- For a presentation co-authored by two or more students, funding will be provided to only one student author.
- Within 5 days of your return, submit the Presentation Fellowship Report (in your myUCF Student Center) to the College of Graduate Studies, including proof of presentation.
Awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis, so students are encouraged to apply early in the award period. The Spring/Summer 2015 Presentation Fellowship application is now closed. The College of Graduate Studies will begin accepting applications for Fall 2015 (July 1- December 30 presentations) on May 1.
Fall Application Deadline: November 1
Presentations completed in July - December
Spring/Summer Application Deadline: April 1
Presentations completed January - June
The Graduate Presentation Fellowship will be awarded in the amount of:
- In-state ($300)
- United States (including Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Alaska), Canada, or Mexico ($500)
- International ($800)
Please note that federal regulations require, when students have need-based financial aid (meaning student loans, not assistantship stipends or fellowships), that the federal need as established by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) cannot be exceeded. In addition, total aid awarded (what you would receive in loans added to the Presentation Fellowship) cannot exceed the cost of attendance. If this occurs, a portion of the financial aid package (the loan portion) will be reduced or canceled. If you have questions, visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance website.
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Applying for a Presentation Fellowship
Before You Begin
See myUCF for Graduate Students for instructions on how to log into myUCF and access the Graduate Presentation Fellowship application (currently named "Travel Fellowship Application").
- The College of Graduate Studies will communicate with you via your Knights E-mail address, so be sure you check this e-mail account regularly.
- Prepare your presentation abstract (60-75 words) and conference acceptance indicating that you have been invited to present. You are required to attach these documents (Word or PDF files) when submitting your application.
The conference acceptance may be an e-mail or letter that you received or may be the conference program with your name and presentation highlighted. If your presentation has not yet been accepted, you will need to wait and apply for the Presentation Fellowship when you receive proof of your acceptance.
Completing the Presentation Fellowship Application in myUCF
- Login to your myUCF account using your UCF ID and UCF ID password.
- Click on Student Self Service to enter your Student Center.
- From within your Student Center, scroll down to the Graduate Students section.
- Select Presentation Fellowship App from the choose Graduate Form drop-down box and hit the Go arrow.
- Complete the online application and attach your abstract and proof of acceptance files.
- Submit the application. You should receive a notice that your application submitted successfully.
Receiving the Graduate College Decision
The Graduate College reviews and makes decisions on fellowship applications weekly. You will receive an e-mail in your Knights E-mail account telling you whether your fellowship application has been approved or not.
If you are awarded the Presentation Fellowship, you will see it in your myUCF Student Center, Graduate Funding page. An awarded fellowship shows as Off/Accept status; later, when the funds have been paid to you, the award status will change to Paid. If you are an international student, your fellowship must go through a tax review by the UCF International Services Center before it will disburse. You will be contacted concerning this process.
If you have questions about your Presentation Fellowship, contact the Graduate College at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completing the Presentation Fellowship Report
Receiving the Graduate College Decision
The Graduate College reviews and makes decisions on Presentation Fellowship Reports weekly. You will receive an e-mail in your Knights E-mail account telling you whether your report has been approved or not.
If your report was not approved, the Graduate College will send you instructions regarding resubmission. Check your Knights E-mail for this communication and read it carefully before you resubmit your report.
If you have questions about your Presentation Fellowship Report, contact the Graduate College at email@example.com.