Travel Grants for Undergraduate Scholars

Travel grants are awarded to encourage undergraduate research scholars to present their scholarly work at a regional or national conference. A maximum of $ 400 may be awarded to a student to defray the incurred travel expenses. It is expected that the faculty mentor and/or the department will provide additional funds to cover the remaining travel expenses. Only one travel grant per student per year will be awarded.  

Benefits of presenting at a conference


By presenting your research at a conference you’ll share your findings with other researchers in the field who will value your contributions. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about the exciting developments in your field of research by attending talks that can lead to stimulating discussions for future research directions.


You’ll have the opportunity to introduce yourself to the wider scientific community and explore areas that overlap and/or that excite you. These interactions might lead to fruitful future collaborations and considerations for any jobs, internships, or graduate school admissions.



You grow as a professional when you have more opportunities, tools, and the skills to accomplish goals in a timely fashion. Meeting other researchers in a setting that helps you thrive enables you to become a professional.

What's Covered with a Travel Grant?
  • A maximum of $400 may be reimbursed to defray the student’s travel expense.
  • The travel award can be used for the following expenses: airfare, lodging/hotel and registration fees.
  • The travel award cannot cover the membership fees, gas, meals, or international travel expense at this time.
  • Travel grant application should be submitted at least 30 days prior to the conference departure.
  • Please note that only the amount that was approved prior to the travel will be reimbursed when the student submits all the required receipts within 20 days of conference return.
  • Proof of conference acceptance required at the time of submitting a travel grant application.
  • The faculty mentor and/or department should provide additional funds to support the student’s travel.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled Mines student when traveling to the conference.
  • Travel awards are reimbursement grants. Students are responsible to submit paperwork within 20 days of conference return to get reimbursed. Keep the receipts safe as we will need copies.
  • Travel awardees are required to present their work at the Mines undergraduate research symposium held annually in April.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled Mines undergraduate student conducting research with a  Mines faculty.
  • Applicants must present their scholarly work at the conference.
  • Only one travel award per student per year.
  • Applications for the travel awards will be accepted on a rolling basis until the travel funds are exhausted.