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Undergraduate Student Engagement Travel Grant


The Undergraduate Student Engagement Travel Grant (USET) provides up to $500 to NIU undergraduate students to defray the cost of travel to attend or present at a professional conference, NIU study abroad programs, participation in a service-based experience that includes travel (such as an alternative break) or other student engagement projects.


  • All full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students in good academic standing are eligible to apply.
  • Student must be able to articulate a strong defense as to how the grant and requested travel experience will contribute to their academic and career success at NIU through their application and proposal.
  • Eligible expenses include program costs, registration fees, transportation, food and lodging associated with the travel experience, etc.
  • The travel must occur while the student is still enrolled at NIU.
  • Students may only receive one travel award per academic year.

Funding Information

  • Funds are dispersed until depleted, beginning with the new fiscal year (July 1- June 1)
  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis around the 15th of each month, with notification of results by the end of that month
  • All funds must be awarded by June 1 of each year—if your experience takes place over the summer, please be sure to apply early

Contact Us

Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
Altgeld Hall 100


Business Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.