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.
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