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Travel Grants

Undergraduate Travel Grant Details

Travel Grants fund travel-related expenses, such as hotel, registration fees, and transportation for students who will be presenting.

How travel funds work: 

  • Available funds for the year will be equally distributed across 12 months. 
  • Calls for travel grants will start in June (for travel after Jun 30) and the last call will be in May (for any travel between May and June). 
  • If requested funds are greater than available funds, then grants will be prorated. 
  • If requested funds are less than available funds, remaining funds will roll over to the next month. 
  • Students should apply within 45 days of acceptance. The window is to ensure we can obtain reasonably priced airfare, hotel, and early registration. 

We encourage you to stay tuned for new funding opportunities, which will be available starting June 2024. We remain committed to supporting your travel needs and look forward to assisting you with future funding opportunities.

  • Proposals will be due the 1st Tuesday of every month.
  • Students should apply within 45 days of acceptance. 
  • Undergraduate student - $1000 limit.
  • For mileage reimbursement, the cost of driving must be equal to or less than the cost of flying.
  • Only one student per project may be funded. Exceptions can be made for projects requiring more than one student (i.e. musical accompanist).
  • No rental car requests allowed.
  • No per diem requests allowed.
  • No fuel expenses allowed.
  • All WSU travel must be purchased on a WSU purchasing Card (p-card).
  • Retroactive expenses and faculty mentor expenses will NOT be funded.
  • Students who have graduated have a six month window to travel to present research.
  • Travel expense reallocations and receipts are due within 14 days of your return.

Travel Grant Application

Submission Details

Proposals will be due the 1st Tuesday of every month. However, students need to submit travel grants within 45 days of acceptance.

  • Please attach information on cost for airfare, hotel, ground transportation, and/or registration (if applicable) to the travel grant application.
  • Complete online submission of your completed Research Travel Grant Application with all signatures.

Online Submission

NOTE: Do not submit a Travel Grant Application for the conferences listed below. Visit the link for the conference you would like to attend and follow instructions for funding.

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research (UCUR)

Posters on the Hill, Washington D.C.

*Students interested in attending NCUR must submit to OUR before submitting to the conference.

 

 

Abstract Guidelines by Discipline

Abstract Guidelines for Education, Humanities, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics:

  1. Clearly state the central research question and/or purpose of the project. 
  2. Provide brief, relevant scholarly or research context (no actual citations required) that demonstrates its attempt to make a unique contribution to the area of inquiry.
  3. Provide a brief description of the research methodology.
  4. State conclusions or expected results and the context in which they will be discussed. 
  5. Include text only (no images or graphics)
  6. Be well-written and well-organized.

Abstract Guidelines for Visual Arts:

  1. Clearly state the central research question and/or purpose of the project. Provide an artist statement.
  2. Provide brief, relevant scholarly or research context (no actual citations required) that demonstrates its attempt to make a unique contribution to the area of inquiry. In the statement, cite your influences and inspirations: other established artists; movements that are referenced or serve as inspiration; political/ cultural/ social issues that the work responds to; personal events, adventures, medical diagnosis; etc.
  3. Provide a brief description of the research methodology. What techniques were used?  It could be as basic as oil painting on primed canvas, or a more in-depth explanation of the experimental process.
  4. State conclusions or expected results and the context in which they will be discussed. What did you learn?  What was successful?  What are things to be addressed in future pieces?  How does this piece fit into your portfolio or future works?
  5. Include text only (no images or graphics)
  6. Be well-written and well-organized. If there are multiple areas covered with a unique influence that alters the interpretation of the work, speak more to one or two components of your “research” in depth:  was the work a response to Art History?  Or was the focus the experimental process? While it is assumed you will very briefly respond to all of these requirements, it is also expected that only a few will be the central focus of your statement.
    1. Visual Arts presenters are required to upload three examples of work. For works in progress, you may substitute images of the work being submitted with images of past works that are representative of the artwork to be exhibited at NCUR 2024.
    2. If a video or performance documentation, no sample should exceed 2 minutes.

Abstract Guidelines for Architecture:

  1. Clearly state the central research question and/or purpose of the project. What is it that you wish to study? This could be a building typology (i.e. the energy consumption of single family homes vs. duplex units or efficiency of one floor vs. two floor office) or it could be the evolution of a building typology, building material, building system, building technology, a place or an architectural theory.  
  2. Provide brief, relevant scholarly or research context (no actual citations required) that demonstrates its attempt to make a unique contribution to the area of inquiry. Describe why this research is relevant today.  What has changed, is changing, or is likely to change in the future and how might this change effect people, place, design aspirations, building technology, etc.?
  3. Provide a brief description of the research methodology. How will you conduct the research (i.e. comparative, historic, evolutionary, inductive [analyze the observed phenomenon], deductive [verify an observed phenomenon], qualitative, experimental, simulation, case studies)
  4. State conclusions or expected results and the context in which they will be discussed. What do you expect the results to be or what do you expect to learn and what is likely to be the significance of your findings?
  5. Include text only (no images or graphics). We recognizae this may be difficult when you are researching a “thing” in the built environment but do your best.
  6. Be well-written and well-organized. Follow the script you have been given (#’s 1, 2, 3, & 4 above in this order).  Restate each topic and be specific in your response to each.  Use complete sentences (bullet points can be used following a statement but never alone). Read what you have written out loud to check to see if it sounds clear and concise.  Reread what you have written 24 hours later to identify typos, poor word usage, incomplete sentences, etc.  Read what have written to a friend and ask them if they can restate what you are proposing.  If you are the least bit uncertain take what you have written to the writing center.

Abstract Guidelines for Performing Arts:

  1. Clearly state the central research question and/or purpose of the project. A statement discussing compositional or performance aspects of the work. Why did you compose this work or choose this work to perform? What aspects of music are you exploring?
  2. Provide brief, relevant scholarly or research context (no actual citations required) that demonstrates its attempt to make a unique contribution to the area of inquiry. How does the composition and/or performance advance the development of your creative output?
  3. Provide a brief description of the research methodology. Provide a brief description of the musical work from a compositional or performative standpoint.
  4. State conclusions or expected results and the context in which they will be discussed. How did the composition of the work or preparation for the performance affect your musical understanding and output?
  5. Include text only (no images or graphics). Include a link (box, google drive, dropbox, etc) to a recording of the work and a score of the work if required for performance.
  6. Be well-written and well-organized.

 

Faculty Travel Grant Details

Faculty Travel Grant Funding has been exhausted.  If you wish to be contacted if additional funding becomes available, please email us at our@weber.edu.

Faculty Grants