The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) supports student travel that enhances scholarly development of students.
Students who are presenting research results, participating in a competition and/or officially participating and representing the University are eligible to request funds to support travel expenses related to these scholarly opportunities. All students who request funds must be currently enrolled, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and no formal disicipline record. Individual students must apply. (Student organization travel requests go through SOC and Student Life and Engagement at this link.)
Students are welcome to request support to attend events that aid scholarly development but that are not required for the completion of the degree. We may rely on departmental input to determine what events constitute appropriate scholarly activities for any given discipline. OUR recognizes that research opportunities will be defined differently by discipline and are, therefore, not limited to research conference travel. Travel funds are not for individual or personal interests.
Individual students may request up to $500 to cover university approved expenses that are not already being covered by another APSU office or department, the individual or an organization. Please note that OUR has limited travel funds and can make no guarantees regarding the level of funding. All awards will not meet the $500 stipend, they may be awarded an amount less than that. Also, previous travel awards should not be used to predict funding for current or following years. Students approved for funds may receive funds from OUR once per fiscal year (July 1 -June 30). Limited funds are available each year so all requests may not be granted or granted fully.
OUR travel funds can be requested for registration, lodging and/or transportation expenses up to $500.
These steps should be taken well in advance of your planned trip. We recommend beginning at least six weeks prior to your departure. Applications will not be considered less than four weeks prior to the date of departure. Each individual student must apply for funds. (If you have a group of more than 10 on one trip, please contact the LOC.)
What do I do after my trip - how do I receive my reimbursement?