The Council on Undergraduate Research’s Trimmer Travel Fund Award will support arts and humanities undergraduate scholars in presenting their research at professional meetings. The winner(s) will receive an award of $500.00 and recognition through CUR's media outlets and/or notifications through appropriate higher education publications. This award is supported by the CUR Arts and Humanities Endowment.
The fund was established by a gift from Joe and Carol Trimmer. Professor emeritus of English at Ball State University (Muncie, IN), Joe Trimmer is the founding director of the Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry. He is the author of numerous books on literature and culture, and a contributor to 20 PBS documentaries. He has served on the CUR Executive Board as the representative of CUR's Arts and Humanities Division, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Indiana Humanities. Carol Trimmer has served as the outreach coordinator for IPR, Ball State University's NPR member station, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Arts Place, a regional Indiana arts organization, and Muncie's nonprofit Gallery 308. 

Awardees receive:

  • The honor of being recognized as a Arts and Humanities Trimmer Travel Fund Awardee
  • In addition, $500 will be awarded to the recipient to be used on travel to a professional meetings to share their research.


Please continue to check back for updates on the release of the coming year's award process. 

For questions or additional information about the Trimmer Travel Fund Award, please contact Lindsay Currie.