VP&S Student Presentation & Conference Attendance

Poster and Conference Funding Support

If your abstract is accepted for a poster presentation, VP&S can contribute $55.00 toward the cost of poster printing, which will cover most of the cost of printing and shipping if you use the VP&S Preferred Poster Vendor, makesigns.com. We have negotiated a special price with this company which you can access by using this link and the referral code: COLUMBIAPS. Remember to use your cumc.columbia.edu email address when placing your order.

To assist with expenses of conference attendance, VP&S will cover 50% of total costs for transportation, lodging, and registration, up to a maximum of $500. For example, if your total costs are $400, we will cover $200; if $1000, we will cover $500, if your total costs are greater than $1000, we will still only cover the $500 maximum.

If your costs exceed $500, you may want to approach your mentor to see whether their department can also help with expenses.

You may apply for funding to cover only one conference per academic year. Funding covers attendance to present research initiated and conducted during your enrollment at VP&S.

Please note that taxi and food expenses should not be included in your totals. Booking your flight early may help with airfare cost.

We require all receipts be submitted before we can dispense funds. Please complete this form to request reimbursement and submit your receipts with the form to avoid any delay in reimbursement.

You may submit your receipts along with your form to studentresearchatPS@cumc.columbia.edu.