(above) A farm in Wendell, Idaho.
Unfortunately, the GSA does not currently have any funding for graduate students to travel to conferences. That's something we would like to do in the future, but for now you'll have to find funding through your department or college, through ASBSU, or through student travel grants awarded by the conference itself.
The Associated Students of Boise State University (ASBSU) offers individual grants of up to $400 that students can use for travel to a meeting, conference, or workshop. The funding process requires submitting a form and petitioning the board (typically in person). This pool of money is relatively small, so you have a better chance of being funded if you apply earlier in the school year. The ASBSU funding board does not meet over the summer, so make sure to apply for summer conference travel funds during the academic year.
Graduate students get funded in a lot of different ways, so we can't tell you exactly how to file your taxes (you'll have to talk to a tax professional for that). Check the resources below for help deciphering your tax responsibilities.
Written by a Dr. Emily Roberts who has a PhD is bimolecular engineering, this website and blog will help you figure out how to report different types of income, like fellowships, and what all those different numbered forms mean. This website is useful for all graduate students, not just those going for a PhD.