UCF Biology

Travel Awards

Purpose

The Department of Biology will issue several student travel awards in the Fall of 2015 and Spring of 2016 in order to promote the participation of graduate students in research-related travel. Research related travel is defined as travel that facilitates research related activity (e.g. field work) or promotes scientific learning and enrichment (participation in a conference, workshop or lab visitation). The department will award at total of $8000 in grants, and each proposal may request up to $1000 in reimbursement of travel-related expenses (e.g.,registration, transportation and lodging). These awards are competitive and will be determined by a faculty selection committee.  After travel is complete, successful applicants must also submit a one page summary of their accomplishments.

Selection and award mechanisms

Students will submit a one-page summary (12 pt. Arial font, 1 inch page margins) explaining the significance of the travel to the student’s research. A second page will include the student’s name, contact information, a detailed budget and budget justification. The deadlines for proposal submissions are November 30 for Fall and March 30 for Spring. Travel must be completed by June 30, 2016.  A faculty committee will select the best applications.  Faculty will not evaluate students for whom they serve as major advisors.

Please contact for any additional information:

Ken Fedorka