Penn State Behrend undergraduates who are presenting the results of their research or creative work at national or regional professional conferences may request financial support to defray the costs of attendance at the conference.
If the request is approved, the costs will be equally split among the student's college of enrollment dean's office, the Office of Undergraduate Education, the sponsoring academic and, if applicable, the Schreyer Honors College. The contribution from the Office of Undergraduate Education is capped at $400 per student and the total awarded funding is capped at $1,200 per student. Students must be a conference presenter to be eligible for Undergraduate Education funding and the presentation must be related to the student's academic program.
Please submit only one application for each presentation. If there are multiple undergraduate presenters for a project, please complete only one application (under the name of one of the student presenters) and add the names of co-presenters in the area designated on the application for additional participants. These applications will be considered for awards based on the costs for the entire group of students to attend. Group applications should include shared housing and travel costs whenever possible to create economical use of limited funding. DUE TO LIMITATIONS OF FUNDS, SUPPORT FOR STUDENT TRAVEL WILL BE LIMITED TO THREE STUDENTS PER PRESENTATION, AND TWO PRESENTATIONS PER CONFERENCE.
The application for travel funds is available at InfoReady Review. (In the search box, enter "travel" to find the application for undergraduate travel funds.) Applications must be received at least 30 days before travel.
Questions about the application or related procedures should be directed to the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at [email protected] or 814-898-6160.