The Office of Research and Graduate Studies has launched the Undergraduate Student Travel Award, enabling undergraduate students to attend discipline-specific conferences and present their research.

Students can apply to receive up to $400 from the Office of Research and Graduate Studies to help pay for travel expenses necessary when traveling to present at a conference.

In addition to receiving financial assistance from the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, all travel award recipients must have their funds matched by their department or another university source.This program will allow undergraduate students to further pursue their research and network with professionals within their field.

“The Undergraduate Student Travel Award allows students to present their research at discipline-specific, professional conferences,” Scott Bates, Associate Vice President for Research, said. “By presenting at these conferences, students will have the chance to be known and recognized by professionals within their field. Students will also gain insights into their discipline not available through any other avenue.”

The Undergraduate Student Travel Award administrator, Linda Sparrow, said she’s excited to see where undergraduates will be presenting.

“This is a great opportunity for students,” said Sparrow.

For more information visit the RGS website.

Katie Feinauer | Project Management and Communications |