Council on Undergraduate Research

Health Sciences Division NCUR Travel Awards

The Health Sciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is offering a limited number of travel grants, up to $400 each, for undergraduate students presenting original research results at NCUR 2017 - 31st Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Memphis, April 6-8, 2017. Award recipients are required to acknowledge CUR for support of their travel in their talk or poster, to complete a short evaluation form about their meeting experience and to submit a PDF file of their poster. Minority students are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Student must be an undergraduate at either a two- or four-year institution. If the student is a graduating senior, travel must be completed within three months of graduation.
  • Student’s mentor must be a CUR member or the student’s home institution must be a CUR institutional member

Application materials:

  • Electronic application form must be completed by nominating faculty mentor
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses (up to $400) will require copies of receipts and confirmation of student’s attendance/presentation at the meeting.

Selection Criteria:  Travel Award recipients will be chosen based on the scholarly merit of their abstract related to the field of health sciences, which should include:

  • A sentence that clearly states the study’s OBJECTIVE (unless included in the title)
  • A brief statement of METHODS (if pertinent)
  • A summary of the RESULTS
  • A statement of CONCLUSIONS (it is not acceptable to state “the results will be discussed”)
  • A statement of SIGNIFICANCE

Deadline:  

Applications must be received by 5 pm EST January 31, 2017 for NCUR April conference. * Applicants will be notified four to six weeks after application deadline. 

Online application portal: https://members.cur.org/members_online/submissions/substart.asp?action=welcome&cid=208

Questions: please send to Dr. Niharika Nath, nnath@nyit.edu.

* The Health Sciences Division will support NCUR travel for first timers only.

 

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