School Awards and Grant Programs

Student Conference Fund

**Disclaimer: We are currently reviewing the application process for the upcoming academic year. Please refer back to this page later for more information.

The School of Humanities and Sciences encourages and supports students as they pursue knowledge and gain professional experience in their chosen field. As part of that support, the Student Conference Fund was created to assist students, who are presenting at conferences, with travel costs associated with conference attendance. This fund was made possible by the generous donors to the School of Humanities and Sciences Annual Fund.

The maximum award is $400.00 for regional and $750.00 for national and international conferences. Multiple conference applications for any individual applicant may not be approved.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Requests for travel funding to regional conferences must be submitted at least 3 weeks in advance of the conference date. For travel to national and international conferences requests must be submitted at least 6 weeks in advance.  


  1. Student must be a major in the School of Humanities and Sciences.
  2. Student must be presenting at the conference.
  3. Student must be in good academic standing.

General Guidelines

What are the student learning outcomes supported by the Student Travel Fund? 

Students who received these grants will be able to:

  • integrate theory and practice in the development and execution of research, professional, or creative projects that extend beyond the classroom; and/or

  • enhance their understanding of academic content gained in the classroom/course with direct engagement with the subject of study; and/or

  • develop their professional skills and/or their understanding of careers and professional requirements.

What kinds of expenses can be covered?

Examples include (but are not limited to):

  • Travel expenses (e.g., car rental, air tickets, hotel costs; meals are not covered unless included in a registration fee)

  • Fees for conference or meeting registration

Funding for faculty to travel to conferences with students is available through the Faculty Travel Fund to Support Students Presenting at Conferences.


Questions can be addressed to Amanda L. Lippincott, Professional Development Coordinator, via email at or by phone at 607-274-3048.

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