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November 7-10, 2019 · California State University · Sacramento

Financial support

Graduate students and recent unemployed PhDs (2015 to present) whose individual abstract or panel paper has been accepted and who will be attending the 2019 Symposium and will incur travel costs are eligible for grants of approx. $300 from the MGSA and its sponsors. Those from the host institution or from other universities in or near the host city who do not incur travel costs will be excluded.

Applicants are asked to submit the following documentation (in pdf scan and via email attachment) along with their request for a reimbursement:

  1. copy of most recent student ID card
  2. title of paper to be presented
  3. institutional and departmental affiliation and address
  4. a brief statement from the dissertation advisor on university letterhead confirming the graduate student status of the applicant, or his/her status as a recent but unemployed PhD.

Please compile all documentation in one pdf scan and direct all applications to by the June 15 deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Final decisions about financial support are made at the discretion of the Graduate Studies Committee Chair after consultation with the Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee. Co-presenters may share the VISA gift card issued by the MGSA, which will be handed to presenters on site when they pick up their registration materials.

Information for Presenters

If you are not already an MGSA member, please click here to become a member.

Any questions?

To register for the symposium, please follow this link.


Audiovisual needs, only if these exceed the standard computer and screen projection equipment.

Note: standard equipment provided includes projector, screen, Internet access, VGA cable, podium with microphone, sound, and panelists table with at least one microphone. Participants bring their own computer, connecting cords, and clicker. Please contact only if you need more than any of the standard equipment items listed above.

2019 Symposium Travel Grants for International Scholars

The Symposium Travel Grants awardees will be notified by May 15, 2019. All travel grant stipends will be distributed at the conference in Sacramento at the time of registration. MGSA membership is not a requirement at the time of submitting a paper or panel. However, once presentations have been accepted, presenters are required to become members by June 1, 2019.

Inquiries may be sent to