Learning Through Research

Student Travel Awards

Council on Undergraduate Research
Social Science Division - Student Travel Awards

The Social Science Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is offering a limited number of travel grants, up to $200 each, for undergraduate students presenting the results of research that they have conducted at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting during the academic year.  Award recipients are required to acknowledge CUR for support of their travel in their talk or poster.  After the meeting, a brief report about the experience is expected.  Minority students are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Undergraduate students at any level can apply but preference will be given to juniors and seniors or students attending 2 year community colleges.
  • Student’s mentor must be a CUR member or the student’s home institution must be a CUR institutional member.
  • Student’s home institution must match the $200 CUR travel grant.
  • Psychology majors will be considered if their research is in the area of social psychology. Otherwise they are encouraged to apply for Psychology Division travel awards.

Application materials:

  • An electronic copy of the meeting abstract, including the title of the abstract, student author, faculty mentor, and institution.  If the abstract is written in highly technical terms, the applicant may also submit a brief (maximum 500 words) summary of the work written for an audience consisting of social scientists from a wide range of disciplines.  The abstract should note the study’s objective, methods, results and importance.
  • Proof of acceptance to the regional or national meeting.
  • A list of itemized meeting expenses (travel, housing, and registration).
  • An email from sponsoring faculty acknowledging (1) student’s enrollment as an undergraduate, (2) confirmation of student’s planned attendance at the meeting, (3) confirmation of institution’s monetary match of $200, and (4) confirmation of individual or institutional CUR membership.
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses (up to $200) will require copies of receipts and confirmation of student’s attendance/presentation at the meeting.

Selection Criteria:  Travel Award recipients will be selected on a first come, first serve basis provided that the above criteria are met.  Only one travel award will be granted per institution.  Every effort will be made to spread the travel awards over both the Fall and Spring semesters.

Deadline:  Applications for a travel grant to a Fall or Spring meeting are now being accepted.  Award decisions will be made on a first come, first served basis.

Submission of Application Materials:  http://goo.gl/forms/yZ4V4bsqB6