The URC-Sciences Travel Grant supports UCLA undergraduates who have had their life science, physical science, or engineering research abstract accepted for presentation at a regional, national, or international conference. The research being presented does not need to have taken place at UCLA but all applicants must be full-time UCLA undergraduates at the time of application and during conference participation.

This grant is paid as a reimbursement after conference attendance. A maximum of $300 may be awarded per student per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).

Applications are accepted for conferences between October 1 and June 1. Students must submit their applications at least one month before their conference date and are encouraged to submit their application as far in advance as possible.

Awardees must submit itemized receipts within one week after the conference. All expenses must be paid by the student to qualify for reimbursement. Expenses paid by a third party cannot be reimbursed. Eligible expenses include conference registration fees, airfare, hotel/lodging, ground transportation, etc.


Travel grants applications are no longer being accepted at this time. Please check back later.

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