Travel Grants are awarded on a competitive basis to students who have had an abstract or artist statement accepted for a presentation at a regional or national conference. A maximum of $300 may be awarded per student for domestic travel, and a maximum of $500 may be awarded per student for international travel. The Travel Grant may be used to cover expenses such as hotel costs, airfare or mileage, and registration fees for presenting at in-person or virtual conferences.

This award is a reimbursement award only; you arrange and purchase your registration and travel prior to the conference, and the Travel Grant reimburses you after the conference. Before applying for a Travel Grant, please review the Travel Reimbursement Guidelines. These guidelines explain allowable expenses, receipts you will need, and documentation you will need to provide.

Please note that expenses will only be reimbursed when original, itemized receipts are submitted.


To apply for a Travel Grant, please submit the Travel Grant Pre-Approval Form via email at This application must be submitted at least one month before the virtual conference date or your departure date and within the academic year in which the expenses are incurred.

Please note: Due to university fiscal close protocols, the Undergraduate Research Center is unable to process Travel Grants submitted between June 1 and June 30.


There are many conference opportunities for undergraduates! View our Conference Guide to find out about presentation opportunities in your field.

Direct questions to:

Undergraduate Research Center –
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
A334 Murphy Hall
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(310) 825-2935