Undergraduate Conference Travel Grant Application

Students at Conference/Social Event

The Undergraduate Conference Travel Grant supports undergraduate students who plan to travel to a conference to present a research paper or poster on a topic related to their studies in the College of Chemistry. This grant provides opportunities for individuals to gain valuable educational experience beyond the classroom and recognizes that our undergraduate students engage in research projects that may require travel to national or international conferences. This grant is made possible by the generosity and support of CoC alumni and friends.

Applicants must be undergraduate students in the CoC, be in good academic standing, and have a faculty research director. Travel must take place while individuals are registered students. Recipients are required to present their research at the spring Undergraduate Research Fair.

Please submit all application materials online by 5pm on the day of the deadline. All proposals received by the deadline will be considered, pending availability of funds.

  • Fall Deadline: Last day of classes, Summer Sessions (Session E) (travel must take place between first day of fall semester and the day before spring semester)

  • Spring Deadline: Last day of fall semester (travel must take place between first day of spring semester and the day before Summer Session A begins)

  • Summer Deadline: Last day of spring semester (travel must take place between first day of Summer Session A and the day before fall semester)

Grant amounts will depend on the location of the proposed travel, but will generally be no more than $400 for travel within California, and up to $600 for travel outside of California and within the United States.

The Conference Travel Grant is intended to support students participating in research projects outside of those being organized through an internship, study abroad, research, or service program; costs incurred during these types of programs are not eligible expenses for Travel Grant funding. Car rental and fuel costs will not be covered to/from areas where a Student EasyPass can be used. Recent graduates are not eligible to apply for the Conference Travel Grant funding.

To apply, complete this form and upload a PDF that includes:

  • A one-page description of the research to be presented

  • A description of your desired travel (including a timeline for when you will depart and return)

  • A detailed budget plan (please use this template and include any outside funding sources secured or pending)

  • A letter of support from your research supervisor

Please save your PDF as First & Last Name_ CoC Conference Travel Grant App_Term_Year (example: Ivette Quintanilla_CoC Conference Travel Grant App_Fall_2019). You should hear from the Conference Travel Grant Coordinator within two weeks after the deadline.

All recipients must submit this form within one month of returning from their trip. These summaries may be given to the Travel Grant donor(s) upon request and/or used in Travel Grant-related communications. The Travel Grant would not be possible without the generosity and support of CoC alumni and friends. Recipients are also required to present their research at the CoC Undergraduate Research Fair.

Funds are limited, so applicants are encouraged to also apply for alternative funding sources such as the ASUC, Scholarship Office, Undergraduate Research at Berkeley, and Sponsored Projects for Undergraduate Research (SPUR), and/or through their faculty sponsor or mentor.

By submitting this webform, you confirm that you accept all the terms and conditions of the Conference Travel Grant and that all information supplied in this application is correct.

For more information, contact Maura Daly at: mdaly@berkeley.edu

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