Dear all, Please see below a message that I believe was sent to you all outlining an opportunity to be reimbursed for a conference or membership fee. If you can, I'd encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity - if you have questions about which conference or organization to register for, please be in touch with your academic advisor. best, Sam ________________________________ From: Graduate Student Travel Fund <[log in to unmask]> Sent: Monday, April 26, 2021 11:25 AM Good morning! As an FYI, sharing with you the below message which was sent by the Office of Graduate Education to enrolled doctoral students. Thank you, Kristin From: Graduate Student Travel Fund Sent: Friday, April 9, 2021 9:05 PM Subject: Professional Membership OR Conference Registration Reimbursement Request Dear Mason doctoral student, The financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be profound and affect many graduate studentsí progress towards accomplishing their educational and professional goals. In partnership with every Mason college and school, the Office of Graduate Education would like to offer financial support for doctoral students towards one professional membership OR one conference registration relevant to their research area. Requirements: * One membership OR one registration fee (up to $300) per doctoral student * All reimbursement requests should be submitted by May 15, 2021 * Requests will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis and until all available funds have been exhausted How can you take advantage of this opportunity? * Find one highly relevant professional organization you would like to join as a member OR conference you would like to attend remotely * Complete the membership application OR conference registration process and save the email receipt * Application or registration must have been made during the period of September 1, 2020 through May 15, 2021 * Request your reimbursement by directly emailing [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> and strictly following these directions: 1) Attach the email receipt from the organization or conference in .pdf format, which should include: * the name of the professional organization OR conference, * membership type OR conference title and date, * cost of membership or conference registration, and * method of payment showing a zero $ balance AND 2) Attach the completed GSTF Doctoral Student Reimbursement form (see attached). If you have any questions, please send them directly to: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> Sincerely, Dr. Bray.