*We are currently not accepting any new travel grant applications until further notice*


The URC-Sciences Travel Grant is awarded on a competitive basis to current UCLA students who have had an abstract accepted for a STEM poster or oral presentation at a regional, national, or international conference. A maximum of $300 may be awarded per student.

Applications are accepted between July 1 through May 1 of the following year. Applications must be submitted at least 4 weeks in advance of the conference date. Applications are not accepted in June. Reimbursements are not issued for conferences between June 1-30.

This grant is a reimbursement award only. Reimbursements are only made when original receipts are submitted within 7 business days of the last conference date and are only made for expenses in which the student is the designated payer. Reimbursements are only made for expenses paid by the student directly.

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


The URC-Sciences Travel Grant Application can be downloaded here.


Applications must be submitted as hard copies to the URC-Sciences Office (LSB 2121) at least four weeks prior to the conference date. Applications are accepted during July-May. Applications are not accepted and reimbursements are not issued during June. Travel Grant Applications must be submitted within the academic year in which the travel expenses were incurred in order to be processed.


Contact the URC-Sciences Office at 310-794-4227 or at urcsciences@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