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UNDERGRADUATE CONFERENCE TRAVEL FUND

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The Undergraduate Research Center (URC) supports faculty-mentored undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity. We encourage undergraduates to pursue scholarly and creative projects and to present their results at regional and national professional meetings or conferences.

Support is available from the URC to help undergraduate students defray the cost of participating in a professional meeting or conference.

Qualifications

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered:

• Must be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing.  Cannot receive funding for a conference/meeting that takes place after graduation.

• Must be presenting your research as first or second author (first or second named author on the research abstract) at a professional conference or meeting.

• Must be attending the conference or meeting during the academic year in which you apply.  Summer conferences should be applied for in the spring semester.

• Group/team applications are not accepted.  You must apply as an individual and clearly state your contribution to the project.

Presentation Format

The research may be presented as a paper or poster; or, if the student is in the arts, as a performance, film screening, or exhibition of a work or group of works.

Funding Details

Funds are limited; the maximum award is $300. Items that are reimbursed include conference registration, travel, lodging, meals, and poster printing. Please note that costs are reimbursed after the conference has concluded.  

If you are unable to provide documentation of costs (original receipts), you will not be eligible for reimbursement.

Students are encouraged to apply for travel grants offered by the conference sponsor and other units in addition to this opportunity if available.

Application Deadline

Fall Semester: November 1
Spring Semester: March 1

Application

Students may apply for only one Undergraduate Conference Travel grant per year. The application should be submitted before the conference occurs, but the URC will consider applications submitted after the conference has concluded. Please note that the faculty mentor must complete a portion of the application in order for the application to be considered complete.

Click here to access the Undergraduate Conference Travel Fund application.

Fall 2016 Recipients 

Thomas Brinskelle

Junior/Mechanical Engineering

Conference/Meeting Title:  ASME Efest East

Mentor name:  Paul Chiarot 

Xiomara Damour

Senior/Comparative Literature & Psychology

Conference/Meeting Title:  Undergraduate Literature and Composition Conference

Mentor name:  Giovanna Montenegro 

Davis Dylan

Senior/Anthropology & Geography

Conference/Meeting Title:  82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology

Mentor name:  Carl Lipo 

Anthony Dorsa

Junior/Electrical Engineering

Conference/Meeting Title:  ASME Efest East

Mentor name:  Paul Chiarot 

Victor Esposito

Senior/Mechanical Engineering

Conference/Meeting Title:  American Society of Mechanical Engineers Engineering Festival East

Mentor name:  Xin Yong 

Ryan Kremler

Senior/Mechanical Engineering

Conference/Meeting Title:  American Society of Mechanical Engineers Engineering Festival East

Mentor name:  Xin Yong 

Bradley Matican

Sophomore/Accounting & Spanish

Conference/Meeting Title:  29th Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention

Mentor name:  Kim Jaussi 

Nebel Maytar

Junior/Business Administration

Conference/Meeting Title:  29th Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention

Mentor name:  Kim Jaussi 

Monika Nowak

Senior/Mechanical Engineering

Conference/Meeting Title:  ASME Efest East

Mentor name:  Paul Chiarot 

Eric Pecina

Sophomore/Biology

Conference/Meeting Title:  The Annual Meeting of the Human Biology Association

Mentor name:  Ralph Garruto 

Nicole Sala

Senior/Integrative Neuroscience

Conference/Meeting Title:  Eastern Nursing Research Society

Mentor name:  Geraldine Britton 

Rani Schoenhaus

Junior/Biology

Conference/Meeting Title:  The Annual Meeting of the Human Biology Association

Mentor name:  Ralph Garruto 

Ryan Sharpelletti

Freshman/Computer Science & Political Science

Conference/Meeting Title:  29th Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention

Mentor name:  Kim Jaussi 

Michael Torsone

Junior/Electrical Engineering

Conference/Meeting Title:  ASME Efest East

Mentor name:  Paul Chiarot 

Georgia Westbrook

Junior/Art History

Conference/Meeting Title:  National Council on Public History Annual Meeting

Mentor name:  Kevin Hatch

 

Last Updated: 3/6/17