Travel Grants for Academic Conferences

The College supports students who wish to present their research at scholarly meetings off campus.

A travel grant fund has been established to help undergraduate students in the College defray the cost of travel and/or conference registration fees to participate in an academic conference. Grants may be awarded to students who are presenting a research paper or a poster at a scholarly meeting. The fund will provide grants of up to $500. Students may apply for one travel grant per academic year.

Application

The deadlines for submissions of application materials is September 20, November 1, February 1 or May 1.

  • Print and complete the application form.
  • Complete a one-page proposal outlining the nature of the conference, the level of their participation and the nature of your paper (if applicable)
  • Obtain a letter of support from the undergraduate chair or program director of your major.
  • Submit the material above before the application deadline to:

Ms. Tracey Dennis-Booker
The College Office
University of Pennsylvania
120 Cohen Hall, 249 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6304
traceyde@sas.upenn.edu

Selection

A committee will review the applications and inform selected students by October 1, November 15, February 15 or May 15 depending on the submission cycle.

Reimbursement

  • Travel claims must be submitted within 30 days of a student's return.
  • Submit your original receipts to:

Ms. Ellen Liebman
The College Office
University of Pennsylvania
120 Cohen Hall, 249 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6304

After submitting receipts, log into Concur Travel and Expense and designate Ms. Liebman as the expense delegate in your profile.

Notes

  • Include boarding pass from airline or train/bus fare stubs plus original purchase receipt or email receipt. Credit card receipts do not qualify as proper documentation
  • The College cannot offer an advance on the funds, nor can the College pre-pay via American Express Tavel.

 

 

 

 

 

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