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Apply for Student Travel Funding

Note: We are not accepting applicants for this award. All funds for the 2024 Fiscal Year have been expended.

The Office of Research is offering a limited number of competitive travel grants, up to $750 per student, to support undergraduate students presenting original research at regional and national conferences.  The link below accommodates group travel requests submitted by faculty advisors. Individual student funding requests will be considered and must be submitted by the faculty advisor. However, applications for group travel will be prioritized.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis between August 1st and April 1st or until funds are no longer available. All applications must be submitted no later than 60 days prior to the conference. Documentation of presentation acceptance is required. Travel must occur prior to May 1st. 

Award recipients are required to provide their published abstract and pictures of the recipient presenting no later than 30 days after attending the conference. This material may be featured on the research website and/or printed materials.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The student must be a full-time undergraduate and enrolled continuously before and during the time of award and travel.
  • The primary research mentor must be a Georgia Southern University faculty member.
  • The student must be presenting original research at the event.
  • The primary research mentor must be present to support the student(s).
  • Incomplete applications, virtual applications, and applications that do not have a mentor to accompany the student are not eligible for funding.

Application material (see form below):

  • Electronic funding proposal including conference details, abstract, explanation of benefit to the student’s career goals, benefit to faculty’s research agenda, and funding requested.
  • If presentation confirmation is not with the application, it must be received no later than 30 days prior to the event.
  • Cost-sharing form, if applicable
  • Upon approval, travel authorization (mentor must get college-level signatures); get this form (Student Request for Authority to Travel on Official University Business)  here.

Review of Applications:

Applications will be reviewed for completeness and eligibility. The Undergraduate Research Advisory Committee will review eligible applications based on the merit of research and benefit to the student’s career goals. The Associate Vice President for Research will approve all awardees.

If funded, all COMPLETED reimbursement material, including required documentation and receipts must be received no later than 30 days after end of event unless the conference occurs on or after May 9th. All travel must be processed by June 9th. Any travel or documents received after June 9th will be the faculty or their department’s responsibility. Receipts must follow USG travel policy. 

Apply for funding here

NOTE: The funding proposal form may NOT be partially completed and saved for later. Please review the form and be prepared with all needed information and documentation so you are able to complete the form in one sitting.

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Last updated: 2/21/2024