Travel Support Grants

The Office of Research and Creative Activity has a modest amount of funds available to assist students in support of travel to present or exhibit their faculty-mentored research or creative activity at off-campus professional conferences or gatherings.

Travel awards provide a maximum total of $800 per individual student. Proposals should be submitted at least three weeks prior to travel. A student may only be awarded one ORCA Travel Grant per academic year. Award money is distributed via interdepartmental reimbursements to your campus departments. A copy of documentation (letter/email/website screenshot) that confirms acceptance of the presentation, performance, or exhibition must be included with your proposal.

A campus presentation or publication related to the work is expected (ex. Scholars Week; departmental showcase; interview discussion in Steeplechase: An ORCA Student Journal; or a copy of the paper, poster, presentation, or related white paper uploaded to Digital Commons).

Upon approval, the applicant and/or faculty mentor will be contacted by a representative from the ORCA office. Please do not hesitate to contact AJ Boston at or should you have any questions regarding the program or application process.  

Proposals will open during the first week of Fall 2023 classes.

  • Grants proposals should be submitted prior to travel

  • Grant proposals must be submitted on the Digital Commons page

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