The College of Letters & Science is pleased to announce the recipients
of the inaugural Dean's Student Travel Fund awards.

Fall Applications are now being accepted. All applications must be submitted by September 4, 2020 by 5pm. 

The Dean’s Student Travel Fund program provides  grants for undergraduates and graduate students to present original research, papers, or posters at professional and academic conferences.

Eligibility & Award Stipulations

  • Student researcher
    These awards are available to undergraduate and graduate students with majors within the College of Letters & Science.
  • Students may apply if presenting at a conference. Applicants should note that funds are extremely limited this year; we are focusing on covering small expenses such as virtual conference registration fees. Please be aware that the College cannot fund students who will only be attending a conference and not presenting.


Students must submit the following to

  1. Contact information, including full name, major, phone number, email address, number of credits completed and GPA. 
  2. Summary of opportunity you are applying to (1 paragraph maximum) with total funds being requested. 

Award Periods

There are two award periods during any given academic year:

Fall Application Period

This period covers opportunities occurring between July 1 and December 31. Fall application becomes available on the first day of each Fall semester. Any fees occuring between July 1 and notification of award will be considered for retroactive reimbursement.

Spring Application Period

This covers opportunities occurring between January 1 and June 30. Spring application becomes available on the first day of each Spring semester. Any fees occuring between January 1 and notification of award will be considered for retroactive reimbursement.

Application Due Dates, 2020-2021 Academic Year

Presentations Between July 1 and December 31, 2020 - Application available first day of Fall semester

The Fall 2020 application for presentations between July 1 and December 31, 2020 is due by Friday, September 4, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

Travel Between January 1 and June 30, 2021 - Application available first day of Spring semester

The Spring 2020 application for travel between January 1 and June 30, 2020 will be open the first day of the Spring semester in 2021. Please check back for the deadline. 


Students will work with their home department on spending their awards. Award recipients will be expected to attend and be a part of a CLS Dean's Student Travel Fund research open house by the end of the academic year.