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Biology Division of the Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR) Announces 2011-2012 Biology Travel Awards:

The Biology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is offering a limited number of travel grants, up to $250 each, for undergraduate students presenting original research results at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting during the fiscal year 2011 - 2012.  Award recipients are required to acknowledge CUR for support of their travel in their talk or poster, to complete a short evaluation form about their meeting experience and to submit a PDF file of their poster.  Minority students are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Undergraduate student must be a junior or senior and travel must be completed within 3 months of graduation.
  • Student’s mentor must be a CUR member or the student’s home institution must be a CUR institutional member
  • Student’s home institution must provide at least a 50% match to support travel

Application materials:

  • Electronic application form to be completed by nominating faculty mentor. Please click here to access the form.
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses (up to $250) will require copies of receipts and confirmation of student's attendance/presentation at the meeting.

Selection Criteria:  Travel Award recipients will be chosen based on the scholarly merit of their abstract, which should include:

  • A sentence that clearly states the study’s OBJECTIVE (unless included in the title);
  • A brief statement of METHODS (if pertinent);
  • A summary of the RESULTS;
  • A statement of CONCLUSIONS (it is not acceptable to state “the results will be discussed”);
  • A statement of SIGNIFICANCE.

Deadline:  Applications must be received by 5 pm ET January 17, 2012 for meetings held February 16 - June 30, 2012. Award decisions will be made as quickly as possible after the deadline.

For further information and the application requirements, please visit http://www.cur.org/biostudenttravel.html

Direct inquiries via email to Evelyn Hiatt, CUR Councilor: ehiatt@kwc.edu

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