Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center

Funding Your Research Travel

Due to the extraordinary circumstances brought on because of the pandemic, UROC will be prioritizing travel funding for students presenting their research for Academic Year 2020/21. Limited funds will be available for "conferences only." Please note that there is a the CSU has instituted a system-wide ban on travel for all faculty, staff, and students through 30 June, 2021. Although we are unable to provide funds to support travel expenses through the duration of the ban, we can still your virtual participation (i.e. registration fees) to conferences.

UROC may have funds to finance travel expenses for UROC Scholars/McNair Scholars, Researchers, Certificate recipients, and LSAMP participants that are:

  • presenting oral or poster research presentations at professional conferences
    • Many conferences offer travel awards, grants or scholarships. UROC requires that you investigate whether the host organization offers Travel awards. If so, you are required to apply for these funds, which are often due 4-6 months before the conference. Plan ahead.
  • Visiting prospective graduate schools (McNair Scholars only)
  • Traveling for the purpose of summer research (UROC Scholars/McNair Scholars only)

Travel grants are available through other agencies and professional conferences often offer travel awards that students can apply for. It is strongly advised that students apply for travel grants or awards prior to applying for UROC travel funding.

Note that in comparison to travel for presenting research, funding for graduate school visits and summer research is much more limited. Applications are still welcome, but not all will receive awards.

How to apply for a UROC Travel Award

To provide you with funding for these trips, we ask that you complete the following form, refer to the UROC Travel Award Policy, and complete the process for obtaining instructor consent for missing university classes SIX WEEKS before the registration deadline. We also require that you investigate whether the host organization offers Travel awards. If so, you are required to apply for these funds.

Other travel awards