COVID-19 Updates: Fall Semester

Student Academic Conference Travel Fund


Current ATF Recipients

Travel Suspension: As of 3/10/20 all college supported travel is suspended.  No travel may be booked or expenses incurred during the travel ban. Current ATF recipients must cancel travel plans during this ban.

Reimbursements: If you have incurred non-refundable expenses (e.g. flights, lodging), you may submit for reimbursement. If you are able to repurpose flights for your own personal travel, we would not reimburse this expense.

Please contact us at to discuss questions about your situation.

ATF Applicants

You may still submit an application for review, but we cannot approve applications while the travel ban is in place.


Fund Description: This fund helps students with the cost of presenting papers, participating on panels, or otherwise taking an active part in the program at academic conferences. Applications for students with a strong academic justification for attending an academic conference are also accepted. Please note: We do not typically fund participation or presentations at conferences that are not clearly academic or participation in seminars or programs, courses or classes. If you have questions, please contact us. In all cases, there must be a strong connection to a student's academic program of study.

Application Deadline: 30 days prior to the conference. Please note:

  • Applications are not considered until faculty statement of support is received.
  • Students traveling to the same conference are expected to apply as a group and coordinate travel when possible to reduce costs.

Online URO funding application
(choose academic conference travel in the deadline listbox)

The maximum amount of support available from this fund to a single student is $1,000 per academic year. Students presenting papers, posters, or in another similiar way actively sharing their work in a conference program are eligible for grants of up to the maximum amount of $1,000. Students who wish to attend a conference, but not present work, may receive grants of up to $350.

Airline and train tickets may be charged directly to the fund through Accent Travel. Otherwise students must submit receipts with form below for reimbursement. See more information in the student resources.

If the proposal is approved, the below summary needs to be submitted within 2 weeks of returning. Please note that no reimbursements can be approved without proper documentation.


A few conferences students supported by ATF have presented at:

Annual Meeting of the International Academy of Linguistics, Behavioral, and Social Sciences,

Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience

Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting

CAFE- Cuban Americans Delegation to DC

American Mathematical Society and Mathematical Association of America

NE Society for Ethnomusicology Meeting

Third Coast International Audio Festival