Travel Funding

Student Travel Reimbursement

The Office of Research Support and Sponsored Programs (ORSSP) provides funding to assist our student researchers in covering costs related to travel to conference and professional meetings where they are presenting their research. Students may be eligible for up to $300 in reimbursement of expenses, based upon the availability of funding, if the travel meets specific criteria.  Travel awards are limited to one per student in a given academic year.  Students must apply for preapproval only during the academic year in which the travel will take place. Applications received AFTER the travel will not receive a high priority review.

How to Apply

Who Can Apply

All students that meet the criteria for reimbursement for this program are eligible to apply.

Questions: Contact Brooke Leonard at

Criteria for Reimbursement

Specific criteria that will be assessed in determining award of student travel funds:

  • Student must be presenting his or her original research at the event, or research conducted in collaboration with a University faculty member
  • Research projects that span several semesters will receive funding priority

Meeting the above criteria for travel funding does not guarantee reimbursement of travel expenses. 

Students are encouraged to talk with their faculty sponsors about alternate sources of funding (e.g., Deans, department chairs, professional association’s student travel awards) to enhance and/or replace (if exhausted) ORSSP funds.

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