COENV – Funding for Student Travel, Conferences, Meetings
College of the Environment Students – Check out the Student Meeting Fund!
Autumn 2014 Quarter Deadline: October, 2014
The College of the Environment (CoEnv) supports undergraduate, Masters, and PhD students in furthering their careers, and in particular in connecting students to networking opportunities afforded by the presentation of their original work in meeting venues. CoEnv supports two types of student attendance at meetings:
· Individual Travel to Meetings:
Maximums of $500 for North American travel and $750 for international travel; one per student per degree career; we anticipate making about 15 awards annually. The award amounts are modest to enable CoEnv to provide funding to a greater number of students. Students are expected to seek and receive funding from other sources, and students who do so will receive funding priority.
· Student-Organized Meetings:
Maximum of $1,500 or 20% of total expenditures, whichever is smaller; one per organization annually; maximum of 4 awards given out annually.
Individual Student Travel to Meetings
CoEnv realizes that presentation of original work at national or international meetings hosted by scientific/academic societies can truly accelerate the career of a student. Because grant and contract funding, unit-based funding sources, and/or individual resources are occasionally not enough to cover travel expenses, the CoEnv will competitively award travel grants to individual students on a one-time basis who are giving oral presentations of their original work (including co-authored work where the student is first author). In special circumstances, funding may be available for poster presentations (e.g., the conference only features poster presentations). If you are applying for funding for a poster presentation, please describe the special circumstances in your application and ask your faculty advisor also to do so in the letter of support. Without this explicit additional documentation, your application will not be considered.
Applications for CoEnv funding must include a proposal (2-page maximum) listing the following. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
1. Your name, department, and the degree you are pursuing; indicate whether you are:
· Undergraduate Student
· Master’s Student
· PhD Student – general exams not yet completed
· PhD Student – general exams completed
2. Meeting title, location, dates, and organizing institution.
3. FULL presentation title with list of all authors. Note whether oral or poster presentation. In no circumstance will more than one author be awarded a travel grant.
4. An explanation (300 words max) of how the networking, visibility, and peer review benefits of attendance will be realized at this meeting; specifically:
· how your research represents in-unit or cross-college excellence that merits this level of support;
· how attending this meeting is of special significance to advancing your career goals, and, specifically, how this particular meeting will advance your research/scholarly agenda.
5. Total estimated budget, broken down into major budget categories – registration, airfare, rental car, meals (use UW meal per diem rates), lodging, etc.
6. Total amount requested from CoEnv, and amount(s) received or requested from all other sources. The strongest applications will show requested or actual support from several sources. If you are only requesting funding from the College, please state the reasons why you have not applied elsewhere.
7. All presentations you have given in the last 24 months at meetings, conferences, or workshops.
In addition, a letter of support from your faculty advisor is required, including a statement explaining: