Undergraduate Research Grant For Conference Attendance

The Undergraduate Research Program accepts proposals from individual students to support travel to attend academic conferences. In most cases, the maximum award is $250 to cover travel, ground transportation, accommodations, and the conference registration fee. Dining expenses will not be supported. Any cost overruns will be the responsibility of the student unless specifically cleared by the Undergraduate Research committee.

Requirements of group attendance conference grant

If awarded a conference travel grant, the student is expected to complete the following:

  1. Meet with a member of the Undergraduate Research Committee soon after the announcement of the award. Students should email the Director of Undergraduate Research, Dr. Soraya Bartol (sbartol@vwc.edu), to set up an appointment.
  2. Make all financial arrangements for the conference through VWC's Business Office with Ms. Midge Zimmerman. You may contact Ms. Zimmerman at mlzimmerman@vwc.edu.
  3. After the conference, submit an itemized expense record using this form. This is due 2 weeks after the conference.
  4. After the conference, submit 2 or 3 photographs of you at the conference (i.e. presenting a paper/poster or with a conference sign/banner). These pictures might be used for publicity. Email the pictures to Dr. Bartol.

 


Student Information
Conference Information
Funding Proposal

Note:

Undergraduate Research Program does not cover food costs.

If travel involves driving, Virginia Wesleyan reimburses at .40 per mile.

Faculty Advisor Information

An email will be sent to your faculty advisor requestig a letter of endorsement