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Undergraduate Research-Related Travel Support

College of Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS) undergraduates sometimes work under the supervision of a faculty on a research project.  The student’s research may require travel to gather data or to present the study’s findings at a conference. CSBS would like to support these signature student experiences, when possible, and thus the College has established an Undergraduate Research-Related Travel Support Program. Specifics of the program include:

Students are eligible to apply for this program if they:

  1. are a declared major in CSBS,
  2. working on a research project that is supervised by a CSBS faculty member, and
  3. have not previously received research-related travel support from CSBS.

Travel support is for future research-related travel only. The maximum CSBS undergraduate travel award is $300. Awards must be matched by support from one of the following sources:

  1. The department/program in which the student is a declared major and/or the faculty member who is supervising the student’s research
  2. The Office of Undergraduate Research’s
    1. Travel and Small Grants Program
    2. Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
  3. Global Change & Sustainability Center’s UROP Supplemental Grants
  4. ASUU travel support available to ASUU affiliated student organizations
  5. In the case of attending a professional conference, the relevant professional organization’s student travel program.

Applications must include:

  1. a one-page description of the research project that includes information about why the travel is important for this project,
  2. a list of other sources of travel support that the applicant will be applying for,
  3. a letter of support from the supervising CSBS faculty member, and
  4. a travel budget (e.g., conference registration costs, airfare, ground transportation, lodging).

Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Please apply as soon as you are aware you are in need of funding.

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Questions? Email Associate Dean Matthew Burbank

Recipients of CSBS undergraduate research-related travel support are expected to (1) submit a copy of the resulting paper/poster to CSBS, and (2) present their findings in the form of a poster at a subsequent spring CSBS Student Research Day. 

Planning to travel internationally?

Make sure you follow the University's International Travel Safety and Insurance requirements or you may be denied funding. 

It's also recommended that you make an appointment with the University's Travel Clinic before international travel. 

More information about the U's Travel Policy

Last Updated: 6/15/23