The URC-Sciences Travel Grant is awarded on a competitive basis to current UCLA undergraduates who have had a life science, physical science, or engineering abstract accepted for a poster or oral presentation at a regional, national, or international conference. This grant is a reimbursement award only. A maximum of $300 may be awarded per student per fiscal year (July – June).

Applications are accepted between July 1 through May 1 of the following year. Applications are due 4 weeks before the conference date.

Original receipts must be submitted no later than 7 business days after the last conference date. The student must be the payer listed on all receipts.

Funding is limited. Students are encouraged to submit their application as far in advance of their conference as possible.

COVID-19 Update: UCLA has suspended all nonessential travel. Until further notice, travel grants will be awarded to reimburse registration fees for virtual conferences and symposiums only. Receipts for expenses such as memberships,  airfare, ground transportation, and lodging will not be approved.


Travel grant applications for 2020-2021 are no longer being accepted. Check back later for the 2021-2022 application.


Contact Alec Hernandez (ahernandez@college.ucla.edu) for more information.

Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Biology Division of the Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR) Biology Travel Awards:

The Biology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is offering a limited number of travel grants, up to $250 each, for undergraduate students presenting original research results at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting during the fiscal year. Award recipients are required to acknowledge CUR for support of their travel in their talk or poster, to complete a short evaluation form about their meeting experience and to submit a PDF file of their poster. Minority students are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Undergraduate student must be a junior or senior and travel must be completed within 3 months of graduation.
  • Student’s mentor must be a CUR member or the student’s home institution must be a CUR institutional member
  • Student’s home institution must provide at least a 50% match to support travel

Application materials:

  • Electronic application form to be completed by nominating faculty mentor. Please click here to access the form.
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses (up to $250) will require copies of receipts and confirmation of student’s attendance/presentation at the meeting.

Selection Criteria:
Travel Award recipients will be chosen based on the scholarly merit of their abstract, which should include:

  • A sentence that clearly states the study’s OBJECTIVE (unless included in the title);
  • A brief statement of METHODS (if pertinent);
  • A summary of the RESULTS;
  • A statement of CONCLUSIONS (it is not acceptable to state “the results will be discussed”);
  • A statement of SIGNIFICANCE.

Applications must be received by mid January for meetings held between February and June. Applicants will be notified four to six weeks after the deadline. See additional details .

For further information and the application requirements, please visit the Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR) site

Direct inquiries via email to Evelyn Hiatt, CUR Councilor: ehiatt@kwc.edu

Academic Senate Travel Grant

Travel Grants support domestic and international travel to conferences and meetings of recognized scholarly societies for the purpose of presenting results of original research and/or creative activity.

Domestic travel may be supported up to the maximum amount of $700 – applications must be submitted at least 10 days prior to travel.

International travel may be supported up to the maximum amount of $1350 – applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to travel. (Approvals temporarily suspended.)

All members of the Academic Senate — including emeriti and those on sabbatical leave — may apply and be awarded up to one grant per fiscal year.

Please review the Travel Application Instructions & Guidelines before applying.

For more information, please contact Travel Grants Coordinator at travelgrants@senate.ucla.edu or the main office line: (310) 825-3851.