Research Travel Grant


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  • Application Opens: July 2, 2019
  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2020


Student Travel Grant Application HERE


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Objective: Offer travel funding to help students present their research at professional conferences or meetings.

Purpose: Presenting research provides students with an opportunity to expand their understanding of the scope of the field, communicate their research to their peers, and network with people with similar interests and goals. 

Eligibility: Be a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Kentucky. Have a faculty sponsor. Be registered for the conference or competition. Present research or scholarly work (i.e., paper, poster, research, performance).The same student may not receive more than one Travel Grant per academic year. Students must also be registered with our office to be considered for funding. Students can register HERE.

Timeline: Travel funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, each applicant should submit her or his application as early as possible, and well in advance of the proposed travel. The application will be reviewed and the applicant will be notified of approval by email. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for review.

For more information on this travel reimbursement policy please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at 859-257-0049 or via e-mail.



1. Registration fee

2. Airfare, baggage, and ground transportation 

3. Mileage, if a personal car is used for travel

4. Your share of hotel expense (lodging, taxes)

Note: Meal expenses will NOT be reimbursed. Funds can only be used to reimburse students and not faculty or staff.


Please note: Students attending the same conference/meeting are expected to share expenses (such a hotel, etc.). Please contact our office to work out the details before applying for a Research Travel

We are unable to fund travel between the dates of May 15 and June 30 due to fiscal year closeout.



Submit the following applicable items to the Office of Undergraduate Research via e-mail, fax (859-257-8734), or mail or drop-off (211Funkhouser).

All items must be submitted within 30 days after the travel START date. If supporting documentation is not received within this time period, you will forfeit your grant according to UK Accounts Payable regulations.

  1. Proof of conference registration
  2. Airfare itinerary to include cost
  3. Hotel receipt
  4. Copy of debit/credit card receipt showing charges

*All receipts should be itemized


If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office.