Utah Tech University

Travel Grants Application

The Undergraduate Research Office (URO) Travel Grant Program provides funding opportunities to support travel expenses associated with student research, innovation, and creative activities. The goal of this program is to support student travel activities to present and collaborate on independent projects, or to access off-campus (non-local) sites to pursue their research and creative interests. Funding must be used to directly impact the proposed project, with the expectation that students will make significant progress on the project or engage in academic conferences in their related discipline. Awards are limited to $500 maximum for single applicant, or up to $1000 per project if 2 or more students are co-applying for this grant.

Rolling basis application until February 28, 2024. We aim to notify awardees a couple of weeks later.

Eligible expenses for projects include direct costs related to carrying out the proposed project such as attending academic conferences (including registration fees, travel, lodging, and associated per diem expenses) to present their work to a wider audience; to interact with collaborators on their research, innovative, or creative project; or to access off-site locations to collect data or other information from necessary sites. Funding from thing grant will not be used to support materials, supplies; patent fees or associated costs of writing and filing for patents, copyrights, or trademarks; any type of salary, wage, stipend, or benefit for DSU students or employees; or to cover tuition or student fees. These funds cannot be used for travel associated with class projects, or where course fees are used to cover travel costs.

For more information on how your application will be reviewed and scored, please see the general rubric at this site – http://bit.ly/DSUGrantRubric

We also recommend you work with your mentor to be sure to address the necessary information as is relevant to your academic discipline.

Student Grant Application

Personal Information

List multiple by First Name Last Name, separated by commas
Eligibility Statement: I am currently enrolled at Utah Tech University and will be at the time the funds will be used. *
Summer projects are allowed if the student is enrolled full time the previous Spring semester AND will be enrolled the following Fall semester.

Academic Information

Mentor Information

Project Title

Travel Information

Reason for Travel *

Project Summary

Summary should include (1) a brief background, (2) goal(s) of the project, (3) method(s) to be used in this project, and (4) expected outcome(s). The URO may use this summary in public settings celebrating the UT's undergraduate student researchers. 500 word limit.
250 word limit

Budget Details

All requested funds must be applied directly to the applicant student’s travel expenses. Awards are limited to $500 maximum for single applicant, or up to $1000 per project if 2 or more students are co-applying for this grant.
If budget will support other expenses, such as interviews or participation fees, please provide a brief explanation of how that funding will be used.
Students are encouraged to apply to at least one other funding source (your Department, College, CUR, Student Government, etc). 100 word limit.
I will present the results of my project at the Regional Research Symposium in the Spring following implementation of this project. *

Conditions and Signature

I will acknowledge support from the Utah Tech University Undergraduate Research Office in the dissemination of the research. *
I will submit a final report within 60 days of the end of the travel. *
I agree that the Undergraduate Research Office may use information about my project and award for promotional purposes. *
I will use any awarded funds only as indicated in my proposed budget. Any changes to the proposed budget must be approved by the URO, and any unused funds are forfeited and returned to the Undergraduate Research Office after a period of two semesters. *
I will present the results of my project at the Regional Research Symposium in the Spring following implementation of this project. *
I understand that failure to meet these expectations may result in a forfeiture of the award and ineligibility to participate in other Undergraduate Research Office programs. *
By adding your name below, you are acknowledging that the information included above is your original work and you will adhere to the conditions and eligibility requirements for this program.

Read this before you submit your application: Once you click “Submit Application,” you will receive an email confirmation to your Dmail listed above. FORWARD the email to your Faculty Mentor to provide them with a copy of your application. We will not consider your application until your faculty mentor has completed the Faculty Mentor portion of your Small Grant application.

The Undergraduate Research Office is collecting data to determine the demographics of our students participating in undergraduate research. This information is anonymous and can not be used to evaluate your application. Please go to this site to answer some questions. Thank you! http://bit.ly/DSUGrantsDemographics