If you're planning to attend a national or international scientific meeting, you might qualify for a travel grant!
Graduate and Undergraduate Travel Grant Awards
Sponsored by the Office of Research (OR) College of ACES
The travel grant awards program is designed to facilitate attending national or international scientific meetings for graduate and undergraduate students who are conducting successful research focused on the mission of the College and societal priorities in Agriculture, Food and the Environment defined by the USDA. Research supported by any and all other agencies also qualifies as long as the research is consistent with societal priorities described. Students from ACE, HCD, and the social science component of NRES are particularly encouraged to apply but the program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students in ACES. The criteria for receipt of travel funds are as follows:
The student must be an undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at the University of Illinois within the College of ACES.
Along with the travel grant application form, the student must attach, proof of submission of one or more submitted abstracts to a regional, national, or international scientific meeting and proof of abstract acceptance must be provided by the student before a funding decision will be made.
The travel grant application must be signed by the student’s advisor and department head of the student’s home department.
Along with the travel grant application form, the student should submit a basic budget of how the funds will be spent, which should include travel costs such as airfare, mileage, per diem, lodging, and ground transportation. The travel request forms should be submitted to the OR through the department office.
The OR travel grant award will fund 2/3 of the costs to attend the meeting including registration, meals, transportation hotel etc. not to exceed $1,000.00 for the component funded by the OR. The faculty member who is supervising the student must have a Hatch project that will be active at the time the student travels.
Awards will be made on an as needed basis in two semesters; 80 graduate student and 20 undergraduate student awards (up to 100 awards) will be made per semester during each of the spring and fall semesters of 2012 - 2013 for a total of 200 awards per year.
The travel grant program will be administered by Interim Assistant Dean Prasanta Kalita and will be supported administratively by Dr. Angie Graham (email@example.com).
Funding decisions will be made on a continuous basis based upon the availability of funds. Applications can be submitted at any time; however the application should be submitted in hard copy form at least two weeks prior to date of travel.
There is a maximum of one award to be funded per student per academic year.
The OR expects to continue this program for as long as possible based upon availability of funds and the impact of the program. The success of the program will be evaluated at the end of the fall semester and might be modified based on feedback from faculty, staff, and students. Please share experience-based suggestions with Dr. Graham.
Questions about travel grant applications and the travel grant award program should be sent to Dr. Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org