The Graduate Professional Council (GPC) is the official democratic government for all graduate, professional, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate students at the University of Missouri. Learn more about us.

Services offered by GPC

GPC offers a variety of services for the graduate and professional community at MU.

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  • Travel Awards

    Each Fall and Spring semester, GPC distributes more than $50,000 in travel awards to individuals traveling to conferences to present their work. To learn how to apply for these awards, visit Funding: Travel Awards

  • RCAF

    GPC has hosted RCAF for more than 30 years as a way for students to showcase research or creative activities, and gain experience discussing their work. Professors from across the state and within the MU community rate and give feedback on student presentations, with cash prizes available for exceptional presentations.

  • Professional Development

    The GPC Professional Development Series gives graduate and professional students the opportunity to build their professional networks, develop their academic portfolio, gain feedback on research, and more. The workshops and events that make up the Professional Development Series are led by faculty experts from Mizzou, as well as experts from beyond campus. Events are held […]

GPC Professional Development Series

Working with University Administration: Communicating an Effective Agenda MU Graduate Professional Council presents the second workshop of its Professional Development Series this semester! Dr. Leona Rubin, Associate Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Studies, and Mr. Kristofferson Culmer, former GPC President will present on their experiences and advice in creating effective relationships between administration and campus interests. Presentations […]