Use this guide to help you create a budget, find funding support, and save on your own. There are many options to look for funding, and we encourage you to be creative, flexible, and resourceful. Don't be afraid to ask your professors, chapter advisors, or mentors for help!
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There are 5 main areas to consider when creating your budget:
Keep in mind, costs will vary depending on departure city.
Consider cutting down on this cost by finding a roommate for your stay.
Check the conference website for any special rates or discounts! (visit sacnas.org/conference for current pricing)
Look into ridesharing or public transportation.
Although some meals might be provided at the conference, you will still be responsible for some meals and snacks.
Watch 1:00 to 2:17 to learn more about estimating costs for a conference.
Watch 7:58 to 16:17 to learn more about creating a budget!
When preparing a written proposal to request support, consider the following:
Watch 16:24 to 19:15 to learn more about preparing a written request for support.
Watch 2:29 to 6:09 to learn more about asking your department.
Watch 6:12 to 7:40 to learn more about who to ask for support.
Whether or not you're successful in getting funding support from your institution or employer, you may want to consider additional methods to ensure you can cover all costs related to the conference. When creating a GoFundMe (or other crowdfunding tool), consider the following tips from SACNAS members:
Watch 19:25 to 20:56 to learn more from SACNAS members who have run successful crowdfunding campaigns.
💚 Looking for your SACNAS chapter? Use the Chapter Directory to connect.
Watch 20:58 to 22:48 to learn more about fundraising as a group.