Click here to download a general overview to conference participation and publication submission (in MS PowerPoint)
The following are associations and scholarly organizations that offer materials and events that may be of interest. Most offer discounted memberships to graduate students with full benefits including a journal subscription, conference and publication announcements, online databases, meetings/conferences, and other valuable resources. (note: all links below are to sites outside of American University)
A CV is an academic resume-it stresses academic endeavors over professional experience. Unlike a professional resume, there is no page limit, and many senior faculty have CVs that run to several pages. Some conferences request or require a full or a condensed (1-2 page) CV instead of a full one. Below are links to help you prepare a CV:
AU's Career Center website has some general information about CVs; they have extensive information about CVs in their resource library
Quintessential Careers has some free sample CVs for viewing on their website
Conference attendance: funding sources and cost cutting tips
Some ideas and resources to consider:
Check the Conference’s (and sponsoring organization’s if applicable) Website—there may be travel grants and/or discounted registration rates for graduate students. This is another reason to submit your materials EARLY, since many of the grants have early deadlines.
The Office of Sponsored Programs has information on a wide variety of grants and fellowships. You can schedule a time to view opportunities in their library (contact 202-885-3980). They can also help you work on materials that you’ve found elsewhere. OSP has a number of staff who can work with you if you’ve already got a grant in mind. You can contact them at 202-885-3440 to make an appointment, and you can visit their website (which includes links to a number of funding resources)
Cosmos Club Foundation Grants—designed to help young scholars and open only to students attending the DC Consortium universities. Applications run once per year.
Membership Organizations—If you have any professional affiliations, the organization may have scholarships or other grants