Travel Grants and Other Funding

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Travel Grants for Undergraduate Researchers

The College of Science has limited funds available (maximum of $500 per student) to support travel by undergraduate students to present their original research at scientific meetings and to support travel for research off-campus.
The basic requirements for applicants:

  • Is a current undergraduate student at Notre Dame and in good academic standing.
  • Plans to engage in at least one semester of undergraduate research.
  • Has at least submitted an abstract to give a talk or poster at a national scientific meeting (final award would be conditional on that abstract being accepted and the talk or poster presented) OR has secured approval to engage in research off-campus for which travel funds are required (final award would be conditional on strong endorsement by Notre Dame faculty).

Before traveling, please submit your travel grant application using the university’s common application for undergraduate research, urapply.nd.edu. When completing your application, please be sure to include your abstract along with confirmation that it has been submitted, a budget justification, and brief explanation for why you would like to participate in this specific conference or meeting. Please also be sure to highlight, along with the College of Science, as many different funding sources as possible, including the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE). On submitting your proposal, your faculty mentor will receive an email with instructions to upload their letter of support for your travel grant application.

Before being awarded a College of Science travel grant, students must complete a domestic or international travel waiver depending upon their proposed destination.

Domestic Travel Waiver (76kb PDF)
International Travel Waiver (1.51MB PDF)

Should you have any questions about the common application submission process, please contact Darlene Hampton, Assistant Director for Undergraduate Research, Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement.

Other Research Funding Opportunities

Pathways to Science:
Opportunities for undergraduates research and those considering graduate school: www.pathwaystoscience.org

Professional development and support:
Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)