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.
For AY 21-22, applications are being considered for both remote and in-person conference participation, when in compliance with current COVID guidelines.
Deadline: 30 days prior to the conference.
Use the online ATF application.
Upon submission, your faculty supporter will receive an email to respond with a support statement. Applications are not considered until the statement is received.
If the proposal is approved, the URO Funding Receipts and Summary Form needs to be submitted within two weeks of participation. Please note that no reimbursements can be approved without proper documentation.
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 similar 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.
Examples of Past Conferences Supported
- 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
- American Mathematical Society and Mathematical Association of America
- NE Society for Ethnomusicology Meeting