Conference Travel Funding

OSEEL encourages undergraduate students to present their research at academic and professional conferences. Applications for conference travel are completed by individual students and accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year until all funds have been exhausted. Students applying to present at a Council for Undergraduate Research conference should access their free membership to qualify for the member rate.

Eligible Expenses 

Undergraduate students can apply for up to $1,000 in conference travel financial support the following expenses:

  • Conference registration fee
  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Meal allowance

Eligibility and Requirements

Student must have an acceptance or invitation to present at a conference prior to submitting an application for conference travel.

  • Letter of recommendation from faculty-mentor 
  • Submission of itemized budget using the provided template 
  • Applications are due, at minimum, four weeks prior to the conference 
  • Student in good academic standing  
  • Students are limited to one conference travel award per year 
  • Follow all university travel related policies  
  • Submission of Conference Travel Report, including receipts, within two weeks of return travel date

The University Libraries provide academic poster printing services. Please visit the Conference Poster guidance page for poster templates and additional information.   

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Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
Holmes Student Center 264-266
engage@niu.edu
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