Graduate Student Research Presentation and Training Grant

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Deadline: November 10, 2014

The Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS) offers a limited number of grants for graduate and undergraduate students and postdoctoral researchers working with CSSS faculty affiliates, and junior CSSS faculty affiliates to assist in presenting research and attending workshops or courses.

The grants will be awarded on a competitive basis by the CSSS Executive Committee for the purpose of presenting papers and attending workshops or courses related to the long-term goals of CSSS, notably research in social statistics and quantitative methods in the social sciences, and collaborative research between social scientists and statisticians.

Preference will be given to proposals for which other sources of support are not available. Priority will be given to graduate students, post doctoral researchers and, on occasion, undergraduate students. CSSS Seed Grant recipients may also apply. The awardee should acknowledge the support of CSSS in the course of any presentations. A report from the participant is required before reimbursement. The report should include a brief account of the conference or workshop, and a copy of any slides presented.

Questions about CSSS Travel Grants should be directed to
Applications are submitted using catalyst. The application can be found at
Applications are due by November 10, 2014.

The application will include: (Please have responses ready prior to starting application online.)
   1. Name of PI (CSSS faculty or affiliate)
   2. Name of presenter or participant
   3. Name of meeting or course
   4. Location of meeting or course
   5. Dates of meeting or course
   6. Role of participant (Include info if travel is contingent upon paper being accepted
       and/or if there are alternative or partial funding sources available).
   7. Cost Estimate (Airfare, Hotel, Conf. Registration, Per Diem, Other Misc. expenses)
   8. Relation to CSSS mission

You must have a UW NetID in order to access the application. Upon receipt of the application, your Faculty Sponsor will be notified and asked to verify your submission.

Award Information:
Funded travel will be reimbursed at no more than the State contract fare rate for air travel, and no more than the University per diem rate for meals and accommodation, plus conference registration fees, up to a typical maximum of $1,000. A listing of the current responsibilities and guidelines for UW Travel can be found at

Final report:
One month after travel concludes, we require a short report describing how the grant was used and how the funded travel advanced the goals of the recipient and of CSSS. The report should be mailed to CSSS, Box 354320, Attn: Lisa Wormke or emailed to