Undergraduate Research and Scholarship
Undergraduate Research Presentation Awards (URPA)
This program provides up to $200 financial assistance to undergraduate students who present the results of their research or creative activities at professional conferences, competitions, juried exhibits or performances. The purpose of these funds is to help students gain experience in showcasing their work in a professional setting on a national level. Preference is given to students traveling within the United States. International funding is given on a case-by-case basis. To be eligible, a student must:
- be a full-time undergraduate student at Bowling Green State University
- have a faculty mentor
- be registered for the conference or competition
- present (i.e. paper, poster, research, performance) and/or participate (orally)
The same student may not receive more than one Travel Grant per academic year.
Travel funds may be available to assist with transportation expenses, lodging, conference registration, and some incidental costs, subject to the University's travel reimbursement regulations. All awards are subject to conditions set by Bowling Green State University and the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Program.
Travel funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, each applicant should submit his/her application as early in the fiscal year as possible, and well in advance of the proposed travel. The application will be reviewed and the applicant will be notified of approval by phone and/or e-mail, as soon as possible.
Applications are accepted all year on a rolling basis, but please apply a minimum of four weeks before traveling.
We will accept Travel Grant applications for the 2013-2014 academic year beginning July 1st, 2013.
Upon return from the trip, all itemized receipts must be submitted to the CURS Office for processing. Submit the following applicable items via e-mail, fax (419-372-0393), mail or drop-off (E209 Harshman).
- Itemized receipts of food items purchased
- Proof of conference registration
- Airfare itinerary
- Hotel receipt
All items must be a accompanied by a bank or credit card statement or copy of check showing proof of draft or change to the account. The account from which the funds were drafted, or the credit card account on which the charges were made, must match the account on the corresponding receipt. These are requirements of Bowling Green State University Accounts Payable Department.
All items must be submitted within 30 days of the travel START date. If supporting documentation is not received within this time period you may be forced to forfeit your grant according to BGSU Accounts Payable regulations.