Divisions – Biology Student Travel Awards

Spring 2024 Announcement

The Biology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is offering a limited number of travel grants, up to $250 each, for undergraduate students presenting original biological research results at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting in Spring 2024. Award recipients are required to acknowledge CUR for support of their travel in their talk or poster, to complete a short online survey about their meeting experience and to submit a PDF file of their poster. Students from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Student must be an undergraduate student at either a two- or four-year institution.  If the student is a graduating fourth-year student, 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
  • Student must attend a discipline-specific meeting or a meeting focused on underrepresented populations such as SACNAS, ABRCMS, or AISES.

Application Procedure

  • An electronic application form must be completed by the student applicant. 
  • Travel award (up to $250) will require confirmation of students’ attendance/presentation at the meeting.

Selection Criteria

Travel award recipients will be chosen based on the scholarly merit of their abstract (150-250 words), 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


The application deadline was Wednesday, February 7, 2024. Applicants will be notified by late February. 


Please contact Dr. Susan Klinedinst.

Biology Student Travel Award Recipients