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Global Graduate Presenter Award

An award that supports college of education graduate students’ efforts to present at an International Conference and have up to $1500 of their travel costs reimbursed.

An International Conference is defined as a Conference typically hosted by an international organization taking place outside of the USA.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • graduate student in the College of Education.
  • enrolled full-time.
  • has an active appointment (on payroll) with NC State University
    • Typically employed as a Graduate Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant, or Graduate Services Assistant but it is not limited to these positions.
    • Students in grant-funded positions may be eligible however individual students must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
    • Students on fellowships are not eligible.
  • Submitted conference proposal to present at an international conference or received approval for an international conference presentation
  • International Conference is located outside the United States of America
  • Conference Dates are between October 1, 2023, and August 1, 2024.
    • The funding must follow fiscal year end deadlines. For conferences occurring in June, and July, we will only be able to reimburse for the conference fees and airfare expenses without exceeding the amount of the allocation.
  • Preference will be given to students with demonstrated high financial need.


  • Submit the application form with the required attachments
    • Letter from Academic Advisor
      • the full-time registration status of the student
      • Title of the presentation
      • a brief justification on how paying for this conference would benefit the applicant’s current role(s) in the College of Education.
      • This can be sent directly to Ms. Francis Jonas ( via email if necessary.
    • Budget Proposal
    • Conference Proposal Acceptance letter if available

Students can apply prior to receiving official acceptance to the conference but must provide proof of acceptance to the conference presentation, and inform us of any other funding they may be receiving towards these costs prior to being awarded.


There will be 5 review deadlines as we know that conferences take place through out the year.

Review #1: 11:59 PM on October 10, 2023

Review #2: 11:59 PM on November 10, 2023

Review #3 11:59 PM on February 10th, 2024

Review #4 11:59 PM on March 10th, 2024

Review #5 11:59 PM on April 10th, 2024

If you missed the above deadline, please reach out to Ms. Francis Jonas with your interest in applying.


Approximately 2-3 weeks after the deadline

Post Presentation Requirement:

Award recipients are required to share the knowledge & experience gained through their international conference presentation & information about this funding opportunity with College of Education students, faculty, and staff.

This could be:

speaking at a college of education event or class,
written content for the website or newsletter,
and/or other activity agreed upon with the Director of Global Programs.