Student Travel Benefit

The College administers limited funding to offset student expenses for presentations at professional and scholarly meetings. Beginning in Fall 2018, students will no longer apply directly to the Office of Undergraduate Research, but rather will work directly with their Academic Departments to access the funds. Departments will be allocated a portion of the total funding based upon their projected department needs.

  • Funding is granted only for students who will be presenting research at a conference or professional meeting.
  •  Funds are available for travel to and from the conference site, conference registration fees, and lodging (room and taxes only). The cost of meals will not be covered.
  • Students must submit all receipts to the Department point person no later than 30 days after the conference date in order to be reimbursed.

Please note that the Student Travel Benefit is intended to subsidize student expenses, and may not cover the full cost. Students are encouraged to pursue other options for funding as well. Some conferences offer to waive registration fees for students who work for a few hours at the conference, others have travel grants for undergraduates. The Council for Undergraduate Research also provides some travel awards. Simply choose the appropriate division and search for Student Travel Awards. Additionally, students may be eligible for Copeland Funding to contribute to conference expenses. Copeland Funding is awarded on specific dates throughout the academic year, so it's important for students to plan ahead if they want to be considered.

Please direct any questions to Krista Martin (x 2502).