FURSCA conference grants are available primarily to assist students with travel to present research results at professional meetings. Awards are limited to $600. The student must fill out the application form below, indicating the title of the presentation, and provide a copy of the abstract and/or an abstract acceptance notification. Applications for student conference grants should be signed by the faculty sponsor and the appropriate department chairperson or Center/Institute director, then submitted to FURSCA's Assistant Director, Renee Kreger- located in the Old Observatory 2nd Floor #204, phone 517-629-0614.
This needs to be done prior to the meeting.
Students giving presentations at conferences may request funds for the following purposes:
Receipts must be submitted for reimbursement within 10 days after the meeting.
FURSCA requires that students who receive a conference grant write a short paragraph after they return, describing what they felt were the highlights of the conference. The purpose of this is to encourage you to participate fully in the experience of attending a professional meeting, above and beyond giving your own presentation. This "report" should be submitted with your receipts after the meeting.
Applications for conference grants are accepted on an on-going basis during the semester; however, you must apply for funding before you have incurred the expenses for which you are requesting reimbursement.
Conference Grant Application (Word Format)
|Fall Research Grant||Rolling Deadline|
|Fall Conference Grant||Rolling Deadline|
|Spring Research Grant||Friday, April 1|
|Spring Conference Grant||Friday, April 15|
|Summer Research Grant||Friday, February 14th by Noon|
|Summer 2022||Monday, February 14th by Noon|