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This program provides partial support for students to attend professional meetings and conferences to give a presentation, exhibit juried artwork, or give a theatrical or musical performance. The eligibility requirements below apply to this program. Faculty mentors can also apply for partial travel support to accompany the student to the meeting.
The Office of Undergraduate Research strives to review applications and notify faculty mentors within two weeks of receipt of a completed travel program application. Faculty mentors are expected to share award notification information with their student(s). Students are not contacted directly.
Student(s) must be the first author(s) on the accepted abstract/presentation/artist statement and give a presentation/performance at a professional meeting, conference, or exhibit.
Due to the high demand for funding, only partial support for travel is available. It is anticipated that the student and faculty mentor will seek additional support from other sources (e.g., department and Dean's offices, student organizations/clubs, and external funding).
For the 2015-2016 academic year, the following funding limits have been established:
Travel advances are not available. Upon completion of the trip, receipts are processed through the Office of Undergraduate Research. Students receiving support from the Undergraduate Travel Program are required to participate in the 18th annual Student Research and Creativity Celebration scheduled for April 29-30, 2016. The completion of the online application is required before travel reimbursements are processed.
NEW: Requests for reimbursement must be made within 2 weeks after returning from the meeting. Evidence of attendance at the meeting will be required (e.g., cover of conference proceedings, page with published abstract, schedule showing time of presentation, for example.) A post-travel form must be completed and signed by both the student and mentor; this form is provided at the time of application acceptance. All receipts and evidence of attendance must be attached to the post-travel form.
Requirement: Summary of outcomes from prior support from the Office of Undergraduate Research. Describe activities (e.g., presentations, performances, and/or publications) and other outcomes for students you mentored that received funding within the past 3 years from the Office of Undergraduate Research.
Upload verification of abstract/presentation/artist statement acceptance indicating that the undergraduate student requesting travel funds is identified as the first author. Please do NOT upload the conference proceedings/program
It SHOULD be a confirmation letter or some other verification that the work has been accepted.Please upload only .doc, .docx or .pdf files. If you have the verification in email please copy and paste the text of the message into a separate Word document and upload that in this form. Note: If you cannot upload a document/pdf of the acceptance notification, email email@example.com to determine alternative way to send the verification.
This verification is required before your application will be considered.
Please review the information provided by your student(s) and make any corrections necessary. Pay particular attention to the uploaded document to verify that it is readable and contains the notification of conference/meeting acceptance. If the incorrect document was provided by the student, you can delete it and replace it with the correct document. The document uploaded must provide verification that the student is the first author and that the abstract/artist statement has been accepted for presentation.