Information for applicants
The Conference Travel Award application is now fully electronic. Read the information below, then start your application.
We encourage all currently enrolled UW undergraduates working with a UW faculty mentor who have a scholarly paper, poster, or creative scholarly work that has been accepted for a professional conference to apply for an award.
If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The travel award is for partial support to present your research at a professional conference*. The amount of the award is based on expenses incurred. Airfare and conference registration fees may be covered in their entirety; other expenses may be partially covered. Each award amount will be determined based on the expense summary you submit with your application.
* Due to limits in funding, we do not typically fund travel outside North America. Contact email@example.com before applying if you have questions about your conference.
Regarding funding in advance versus reimbursement of expenses:
- If you are more than six weeks from your departure date, your award (if approved) will allow for partial funding in advance for relevant expenses.
- If you are less than six weeks from your departure date, your award (if approved) will more than likely be in the form of a reimbursement for relevant expenses.
Please note: this award will only cover expenses not covered by another award.
Currently enrolled UW undergraduates working with a UW faculty mentor who have a paper, poster, or creative scholarly work that has been accepted for national professional presentation may apply. Please note that this travel must be completed before you graduate.
Applications are taken on a continuing basis and must be submitted, including a letter of recommendation from a faculty mentor familiar with your research discipline, at least three weeks prior to departure date. Applications are reviewed monthly.
Selection criteria for these awards include: overall quality of the application and the importance of participation in the conference/venue to the applicant’s long-term goals as articulated in the applicant’s statement. Note: Priority for URCTA funding will be given to first-time applicants.
Awardees are expected to submit a brief summary statement about their conference experience and to present their research at the UW Undergraduate Research Symposium.