MU undergraduate research travel grants

The MU Office of Undergraduate Research offers undergraduate research travel grants for students presenting their research at professional meetings and conferences. Students will be awarded funding only once during the course of their academic career at Mizzou. Participation in professional meetings and conferences provides an important opportunity for you to communicate your research to others in your field, network with your peers, and expand your understanding of the scope and nature of research.

 To be eligible for funding, you must present your research (talk or poster), your name must appear on the conference abstract, and the University of Missouri must appear as your address. Your faculty mentor is not required to attend the conference.  Additionally, you will be required to present your work at the Spring Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum held in April.  Applications can be downloaded or picked up in the Office of Undergraduate Research. Applications must be returned to the Office of Undergraduate Research,

150 Life Sciences Center

University of Missouri

Columbia, MO 65211-7310.

You must submit the following no later than six weeks before the conference:

If you have not received confirmation of a travel award within two weeks of your travel date, please contact the office. It is possible that funding is not available. 

Allowable expenses:

 Award amounts vary.

Meal expenses will NOT be covered through this travel grant. 

Travel grants will be dispersed after travel with appropriate documentation. Students must submit original receipts and used ticket stubs for airline travel (if applicable) for reimbursement to be approved and processed. Students will be reimbursed for mileage at the University rate (currently $0.535/mi). A copy of the student's registration must also be included with the receipts in order for reimbursement to be approved. Typically, students combine funding from multiple resources (i.e., academic departments, professional societies). Our travel grants usually cover only a portion of allowable expenses.