The Undergraduate Research Office (URO) Travel Grant Program provides funding opportunities to support travel expenses associated with student research, innovation, and creative activities. The goal of this program is to support student travel activities to present and collaborate on independent projects, or to access off-campus (non-local) sites to pursue their research and creative interests. Funding must be used to directly impact the proposed project, with the expectation that students will make significant progress on the project or engage in academic conferences in their related discipline. Awards are limited to $500 maximum for single applicant, or up to $1000 per project if 2 or more students are co-applying for this grant.
Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm MST on February 28, 2020. We hope to notify awardees by March 10, 2020.
Eligible expenses for projects include direct costs related to carrying out the proposed project such as attending academic conferences (including registration fees, travel, lodging, and associated per diem expenses) to present their work to a wider audience; to interact with collaborators on their research, innovative, or creative project; or to access off-site locations to collect data or other information from necessary sites. Funding from thing grant will not be used to support materials, supplies; patent fees or associated costs of writing and filing for patents, copyrights, or trademarks; any type of salary, wage, stipend, or benefit for DSU students or employees; or to cover tuition or student fees. These funds cannot be used for travel associated with class projects, or where course fees are used to cover travel costs.
For more information on how your application will be reviewed and scored, please see the general rubric at this site – http://bit.ly/DSUGrantRubric
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