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Student Conference Fund

The Nelson Institute provides limited funding for Drake students to attend regional and national conferences that focus on global or international topics. 

Funding ranges from $100-$250 depending upon costs and the level of student participation (e.g., more funding is provided where a student presents a paper, serves as a discussant or engages in other types of active participation).

Applications for funding should include:

  • Student name
  • Major(s) and year in school
  • Title, location and dates of conference
  • Conference web address
  • Registration cost (if any)
  • Mode of transportation to the conference 
  • Brief paragraph explaining how the conference relates to the student’s academic goals and what form of participation the student will engage in at the conference. Applications that fail to address all of these items will not be considered.

Please send applications to Nelson Institute Director Jimmy Senteza.