The maximum amount of a grant is $500.
- Travel grants cannot be awarded retroactively; proposals must be submitted before travel.
Only one grant per student per academic year is awarded or funded. Please prioritize your proposals accordingly.
Requests with matching funds from other sources have a higher priority.
This grant will only fund conference travel to present an accepted paper or poster
Applications are accepted year-round, and must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to travel.
The proposals should be sponsored by the department chair and the graduate advisor. Department chair and graduate advisor are requested not to sponsor students who could be supported from other sources such as sponsored research grants and contracts.
- (applications without accepted papers or posters are ineligible for this grant)
Before applying for this grant, notify your department administrator. The department will give you instructions regarding any pre-travel requirements. Procedures vary by school. If you are receiving funding from your department, they may use different procedures for reimbursement than ORGS. Please be sure you know your department’s requirements before your departure.
Using the online application, please attach the following items to your submission AS A SINGLE PDF. Incomplete applications and applications with multiple attachments will not be considered.
Combine the following documents as a single PDF for your online application:
A proposal describing the activity and how this grant will help in your program - limited to one page.
A short vita - limited to one page.
- A signature form , signed by your advisor.
- Your abstract submission (accepted by the conference) with proof of acceptance.
Application must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to travel.
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