Conference Funding

Yes, there are limited funds to help students attend business-related conferences and competitions.  Please follow these steps to have your request evaluated:

1) Come to Room 101 Mendoza to receive a Leadership and Experiential Learning Application Form to complete.  Along with the application, attach a 500-word summary of the proposal including the name of the event and the specific learning goals.  An itemization of your projected expenses should also be attached.   All funds are awarded through reimbursement (which means you will need to pay the expenses upfront and submit receipts for reimbursement).  Submit the application form with the summary to Asst. Dean Nees.

2)  If approved for funding, you will need to complete the Notre Dame Domestic Travel Waiver and Release and Indemnification Agreement in Room 101 Mendoza before travel.

3) During your travel experience, save all receipts (for flights:  2 forms – the receipt and boarding passes)

4)  After your conference, submit all receipts and the conference agenda with a one page summary of your learning experience to Room 101 Mendoza within one week of your return to campus.   Mendoza will process the travel expense reimbursement through the ND Accounts Payable Office and it will be direct deposited to your bank account.

No, these activities are not authorized as an excused absence.  This is true even if you are representing a student club such as SIBC. Students will need to weigh the benefits of the experience against any lost participation points.  If you have an exam or other assessment due that day, professors are not obligated to provide you with a make-up opportunity.