Fall 2022 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* during the fiscal year 2022-2023. Grant 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 all diverse backgrounds and perspectives 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 materials:
  • The electronic application form must be completed by a nominating faculty mentor
  • Travel grants (up to $250) will require confirmation of students' attendance/presentation at the meeting.
Selection Criteria: Travel Grant recipients will be chosen based on the scholarly merit of their abstract, 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: Application window closed on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. Applicants will be notified by mid-October. 
Questions: Please contact Dr. Joan Petersen.