Eligibility

Each year approximately $5,000 will be available through CoSM’s STEM Education Fund to help support students to present at professional conferences or attend professional workshops.

Funding is available for two categories of students:

  • Students who are presenting their research or other scholarly endeavors at conferences
  • Students who have been chosen through a competitive application process to attend a workshop that is designed to teach skills to prepare them for success in graduate school and a career in research in their major career field

Students who fall within these two categories may apply for up to $500 to help offset the cost of travel. For presentation at conferences, travel funds are limited to the presenting student author. Students who are not the presenting author, but are attending a conference are not eligible for travel funding. Only one student presenter will be funded for a presentation.    

To receive this award, students must be in programs within the College of Science and Mathematics and have a research mentor who is also in the College.  Students are limited to four awards from this program during the duration of their undergraduate career.  Graduate students are eligible to apply if no funding is available from the Graduate School.

Funding

Maximum amount is $500, but students are not guaranteed to receive this amount.

Restrictions

  • Only STEM students in programs in the College of Science and Mathematics with faculty mentors in CoSM are eligible to apply.  

  • Students are limited to four awards from this program during the duration of their undergraduate career.

  • Student must be the presenting author, and only one student per presentation can receive the travel award.

  • Graduate students are eligible to apply if no funding is available from the Graduate School.

Important Deadlines

  • Applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the travel date.  If the presenting student has not received an email from the organizers prior to the 30 day deadline, the application can still be submitted, and any award received will be contingent on providing evidence of acceptance prior to travel.
  • In order to be reimbursed for travel, expense receipts must be submitted within 30 days after returning from travel.

Student Travel Grant Application

Any questions about the student travel grant should be directed to Dr. Theresa Grove, Associate Dean, College of Science and Mathematics, (229-333-5699 or tjgrove@valdosta.edu).  Submit complete applications to the Dean’s Office, College of Science and Mathematics, Hugh C. Bailey Science Center, Room 1036.