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Conference Travel Grants from FASS for FASS graduate students

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Conference Travel Grants from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to announce that a limited number of Conference Travel Grants will be available for FASS graduate students for the 2011 calendar year.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will support the professional development of graduate students by providing a limited number of competitive Conference Travel Grants to both master's and doctoral students in good academic standing.

The Conference Travel Grants provide full or partial support for travel and related costs (lodging and registration fees) for a meeting or conference in the applicant's field of specialization. Students who have received an official invitation to participate in a conference and presenting a paper are eligible to apply for grants.

Only one conference travel grant will be awarded per year.

Support is provided only for travel to professional conferences; other forms of travel cannot be supported under this program.

The number of awards will depend on the availability of funds.

All expenses must be supported by ORIGINAL receipts taken for Sabancı University name.

Sabancı University

Tuzla V.D.

7360078450

Applicants are required to seek additional funding from appropriate sources.

The applications should be submitted to the FASS Dean's Office by 5 p.m. on one of the following dates: February 28, May 31 or October 31, 2011.

Applications must include the following materials:

  • Completed application form.
  • Some official notice of the conference (e.g., the URL of the conference website) and official evidence that the applicant has been invited to participate (e.g., a letter of invitation or a page from a website that includes the student's name as a participant).
  • An abstract of the paper to be presented
  • A brief statement, no longer than one page, explaining the student's academic interest in attending the conference.
  • An outline of the student's travel plans and a travel budget (plane/train/bus costs, logging expenses and registration fees).
  • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member, preferably the student's thesis advisor. This letter should be no longer than one page and should explain the academic relevance of the conference to the student's degree objective.
  • Brief Resume

Completed applications received by each deadline will be reviewed by a committee. Awards will be announced approximately 4 weeks after the application deadline.

During each award cycle, approximately one-third of the total funds will be available for award. After each deadline, the committee will rank applications on the basis of perceived academic merit and the strength of the faculty letter of recommendation. 

Submit your completed application form and supporting documents to:

Ms. Inci Ceydeli

FASS Administrative Affairs Manager

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Telf: 0216/ 883 9232

inci@sabanciuniv.edu