Application to Request Supplemental Funding for Conferences or Competitions

NYU Wagner is committed to developing the skills and networks of our students beyond the classroom and campus setting. To that end, we are pleased to be able to set aside a small pool of funding each year to supplement expenses to students who are invited to select conferences and/or competitions that will further their professional development.

If you would like to apply for financial reimbursement support for registration or transportation expenses for a conference or competition, please consult the following FAQ's before filling out the application below.



In balancing limited funds with our interest in providing all students with equal access to funding opportunities, the following considerations are factored into our funding decisions:

  1. Who is eligible to apply for supplemental travel funding?
    Current students in good academic standing of any of the degree programs at Wagner are eligible to apply for financial assistance to attend eligible events.
  2. What are eligible events?
    Events eligible for funding include conferences related to coursework and/or policy interest, and competitions that are approved by Wagner administration.
  3. What is considered during the selection process?
    - Relevance of event to policy interests, research, course-work, or career prospects
    - Previous receipt of funding from Wagner
    - Academic standing
    - Ability to share material/experience/learnings to benefit the Wagner community
  4. What can the funding be used for?
    Funding can only be used towards registration and transportation (plane, train, or bus) expenses directly related to the conference or competition. Awards are processed as reimbursements - once the conference or competition is complete, you must submit the required paperwork to the Office of Career Services for a cash reimbursement. Please note that the maximum amount of funding allowed per student is $300 per fiscal year. Funding can not be requested retroactively for conferences or competitions that have already taken place. 
  5. If I receive funding, what are my responsibilities to 'giving back' to Wagner?
    We ask that you represent Wagner in a positive light at these events and also plan to give back in some form to the student body. Contributions can include sharing your knowledge and insights gained to the Wagner community through various channels, including social media and memos highlighting your experiences.


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