Dept. of Integrative Biology Graduate Student Travel Support

Published: Feb. 4, 2024


The Department of Integrative Biology (IB) encourages graduate students to engage in their research community at local, regional, national, and international professional conferences or workshops. Travel support is available for masters and doctoral graduate students once throughout their graduate degree, by submitting this application.

The maximum support currently amounts to $500. Applications for travel support can be submitted at any time. Students are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as they know their travel plans.

Students are also encouraged to apply for travel funds through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), and the Office of Graduate Education. The remainder of the cost of travel should be met by the advisor and/or other sources.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The student must be enrolled in the Masters or Doctoral program in the Department of Integrative Biology.
  • The student can not previously have received the maximum support for prior travel during their degree.
  • The student's IB thesis/dissertation advisor must approve the travel support application.

Application Materials:

  1. Application form 
  2. Proposed abstract of the work to be presented at the meeting (include authors and affiliations). Students and advisors are expected to plan ahead together for their travel requirements. Please note that awards are contingent on the student attending the meeting.

Travel Award Process:

Students will be notified by email once they received the IB Graduate Student Travel Support.  

Awardees should work with Barbara McClure well in advance of your travel dates for assistance with travel arrangements, expenditures, and any reimbursements that might be necessary. Barbara can help you arrange for travel ahead of time – you shouldn’t need to pay for any travel costs yourself ahead of time, and reimbursements will be limited to expenses incurred during travel. 

For international travel, awardees must complete an application for pre-approval with the Global Education office at least two months prior to travel. Contact Barbara BEFORE your travel:

Awardees should acknowledge Integrative Biology in their presentation.

Upon completion of the meeting, awardees are expected to work with their graduate advisor to write a brief article no more than one paragraph in length describing the travel activities (e.g., authors meeting, implications of research) for our E-Nouncements and the CLAS Dean’s Notes.