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CHSP Student Travel Grant Guidelines

Rules for Travel Grant Applicants


To assist graduate and undergraduate students within the College of Health Sciences and Professions in covering costs associated with travel to a professional conference for the first or presenting author of a paper or poster presentation.


You must be enrolled full-time (during fall and spring) in the College of Health Sciences and Professions. You must be (a) the first author or (b) the primary presenting author. You are eligible to apply for a maximum of one travel grant per academic year. Travel must occur before June 30 of the academic year in which you are applying. Only one student author will be funded (not multiple student authors) per 
poster/paper or per research project.


A College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) faculty advisor must verify and endorse your request. An email will automatically be sent to your advisor after you apply through this portal.

Number of Grants

Grants will be funded as long as funding is available. Only one travel grant up to $300 (not to exceed actual travel costs) per student per academic year. Only one student author will be funded (not multiple student authors) per poster/paper.

Legitimate Expenditures

Travel grant expenditures for out-of-town travel include conference registration, air travel, mileage for student applicants if driving a personal vehicle, and lodging. No food; no alcohol; no poster printing.

Application Deadline Date

Rolling but no later than April 1, 2024 (as long as funding is available)


You will be notified by email within 2 weeks of your faculty advisor's verification and endorsement if you are (or are not) funded.


Original/official receipts must be produced by the student to Dr. Janet Simon in the Dean's Office before funds are released and no later than April 30, 2024. No funds will be disbursed to a student after s/he has graduated. If awarded, a Student Payment Release form will be submitted to the Bursar within 2 weeks of the student's submission of receipts.

Travel award funds must be spent before April 30, regardless of the conference date. This includes conferences that are scheduled between April 30 and June 30. Please plan accordingly. Travel expenses that are paid for after April 30 will not be reimbursed. No exceptions.