ASP Conference Travel
Many scholarly organizations offer students the opportunity to present their results at local or regional meetings.
A limited amount of funding is available for students to attend conferences for presentation of results of their academic projects. Funds are disbursed as applications are received, so it is possible that the ASP Confernece Travel Fund will be fully expended by the end of each academic year. Be sure to apply as soon as you know you want to attend a conference so you are not disappointed to learn that no funds remain!
Modest conference fees and travel expenses are available upon application to the URC for students who are presenting the results of their research work. The work to be presented must have been completed while the student was an Occidental student (including summer programs at Occidental and other institutions). Grants are typically limited to $350 per project. The ASP grant is not intended to be the sole support for any project. Only limited funding for travel expenses is available. In order to make this opportunity available to more students, long-distance travel (including to the East Coast) is generally not supported by this fund. Each student is limited to one ASP Conference grant per academic year.
For more info on the Southern California Conference of Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) and National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR), please visit our Presenting your Research page.
The application for support must be submitted at least four weeks before the conference, and documentation of the student's acceptance as a presenter must be included.
To apply, a student should complete the Cover sheet. The application form must be submitted with the following items:
- Project abstract (one page)
- Personal statement (one page)
- Copy of conference announcement
- Copy of student's acceptance to the conference as a presenter
- Detailed budget of expenses
- A copy of your “Grades & Academic Records” available via myOXY > Academics > My Academic Records > Grades & Academic Records. Click print and attach to proposal.
- Letter of support from project advisor (one page)
The abstract must be the same abstract that was submitted to the conference. The personal statement should describe the importance of the proposed conference participation to the student's intellectual or professional development.
After your presentation
After the conference, awardees must submit their boarding passes and other receipts and a one to two page summary of the conference, its value to the student, and any other experiences which seem noteworthy. These reports should be submitted no later than one month after the completion date by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and should be copied to the mentor.
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