Covered Expenses

What is covered by the Scholars Research Travel and Support Fund?

The fund covers expenses related to the conduct and presentation of undergraduate research and scholarly activity by University Scholars, specifically:

  • Travel to present undergraduate student scholarship at professional events (e.g., conferences, performances, forums, exhibitions). Conference attendance for professional development only (i.e., just attending) is not covered.
    • Student travel funds can be used to support the following expenses, within reasonable limits:
      • Conference registration fees
      • Air, train, bus, or taxi fare
        • The most economical mode of transportation should be used in every situation (e.g., public transportation rather than taxi or Uber).
      • Car or van rental
      • Gas (if traveling by personal vehicle)
      • Hotel lodging expenses
      • Meals are NOT covered expenses.
  • Supplies and necessities such as laboratory and scientific supplies, printing of posters, and other incidental expenses necessary to the conduct of research or the presentation of results.
    • Note that even in shared work environments such as laboratories, all items purchased with SRSTF funds must directly enable and support research conducted by a University Scholar.

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