Student Academic Conference Travel Fund

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 and symposia. Applications for students with a strong academic studies justification for attending a conference are also accepted.

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 or actively participating 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 participate on the program, 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.

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.

Note: URO's mileage reimbursement rate is calculated by splitting the difference between the IRS mileage rate for business and volunteering (16-17 $.34 per mile).


Examples of 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

American-Caucasus Conference

Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting

CAFE- Cuban Americans Delegation to DC

American Mathematical Society and Mathematical Association of America

National American Psychological Association Convention

NE Society for Ethnomusicology Meeting

SUNY Oneonta Philosophy Conference

Third Coast International Audio Festival

West Point’s Student Conference on US Affairs (SCUSA)