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Travel Grants

This grant program supports students who wish to present research and/or creative activities at external conferences. Recipients of travel grants receive up to $500 to cover conference costs including, registration, lodging, meals, and transportation. 

CURCA awards travel grants in both the fall and spring semesters:

The fall application deadline is Friday, September 15, 2017. 

You should apply in the fall if you wish to present at a conference before February 1st, 2018.

The spring application deadline is Friday, January 26, 2018. 

 You should apply in the spring if you wish to present at a conference before September 15, 2018.

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What do I need to apply?

Students apply through InfoReady and should be prepared to submit the following documents:

  • A two page cover letter (please see the Travel Grant Rubric for specifics)
  • The original submitted abstract
  • Proof of acceptance (or a statement of when that would be expected)
    • You can save your email acceptance as a PDF and upload it. 
  • A completed copy of the student travel authorization form (login required).
    • You must mail or bring an original, signed travel form to the CURCA office (Price 102/Dahlonega) or to Candace Lovell (Administration 111/Gainesville) by the competition closing date. Students on other campuses should mail the original forms through campus mail. Note that copies are not accepted; this form must contain your original signature.


  • When completing the budget portion of the application, stay within the per diem rates for your particular destination and include mileage in your calculations (54 cents per mile). 
  • Contact Jules Mashburn in the CURCA office if you have any questions. 

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