ICRU Travel Awards have closed for the 2023-2024 Academic Year.
Applications will re-open on July 1, 2023. 
poster presentation
ICRU offers one-time grants to UI undergraduate researchers who are traveling to a professional conference or professional development event.  
Students are able to request up to $500 per application, and will not be granted any more than $500 total across applications. ICRU is unable to offer larger amounts or additional funds, and may only be able to offer a portion of the requested amount.  ICRU Travel Awards are disbursed via U-Bill.  Please see this document - Student Travel Award Information - for more information. 

To be eligible for a travel award, a student must:

  • Either present or co-present a poster/oral paper OR be named on a presentation being given by a mentor.
    • Study abroad, regardless of its research potential, is not funded.
  • Have received no travel award from ICRU in the past OR have received less than $500 total in Travel Award funding.
    • No student is eligible to receive more than $500 total in Travel Award funding during their undergraduate tenure.
  • Complete the application form, including:
    • Event information with location and dates
    • A copy of the abstract or poster. 
    • An estimated travel budget (airfare/gas, lodging, registration, food, etc.)  

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Please apply at least 4 weeks before your travel dates.  If your travel date is less than 4 weeks away from the time that you submit your application, please contact the ICRU office to expedite our review.

We encourage students explore other options for travel funding: