Travel Awards

The Office of Undergraduate Research through the Division of Academic & Student Affairs (DASA) may provide Travel Awards up to $500 (amounts may vary) to current (active/enrolled) NC State University undergraduate students to formally present their research at a regional, national, and/or international conference. These awards are given on a rolling basis. There is no hard deadline. The number of available travel awards in any given academic year will be based on available funding.

Submit your request at least two weeks prior to the start of your travel; 30+ days prior is recommendedThe student must be presenting their own research in a formal presentation at an international, national, or regional discipline conference/meeting Travel Awards are only given to students who are presenting their research. We do not provide funding to those solely attending a conference.
Travel Awards are based on available funds and review of your submission of the completed documentsThe student must be listed as lead author or co-author of an undergraduate team only Being listed as co-author to a faculty member or graduate student(s) does not qualify for funding. The presentation needs to be the undergraduate student’s work and presented as such.
Each application will be reviewed and a determination email will be sent within 1-2 weeks (5-10 business days) from receipt of ALL required documents The student must be an enrolled/active undergraduate student at time of travel Travel awards will not be approved after travel has concluded
Research teams (multiple students) making a single presentation will split the awardThe poster or the last slide of an oral presentation must acknowledge receipt of this Travel Award from the Office of Undergraduate Research at NC State University; similarly, if the student has received an award to conduct research from the Office of Undergraduate Research, it must also be acknowledged.A student will be awarded a maximum of one Travel Award per academic year (July-June)
Maximum Award is $500The student must be presenting at a disciplinary professional conferenceThese awards are not guaranteed solely on submitting all documents
The OUR reserves the right to limit the number of awards given for any particular conference International Travel: Student must complete the International Travel GatewayTravel Awards are processed as travel reimbursements based on University travel policies and procedures.
Must be a current NC State undergraduate studentResearch must have been conducted while enrolled as an NC State undergraduate studentIf a department covers any part of the travel for a student who receives a Travel Award, then the department will receive the award via an IDT and the student will not be reimbursed for any expense directly
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Apply for OUR Travel Award

STEP ONE: Students must complete and submit online the OUR Travel Award Application form below. You will need a copy of your acceptance from the conference to attach to the form below. This should be