Student Travel Awards

Notice: Due to widespread cancellations of research conferences and events, ICRU is suspending Travel Award Grants for the time being.
Updates will be posted to this site.  Please call (319) 467-0985 or email with questions.

ICRU offers grants to UI undergraduate researchers who are traveling to a professional conference or professional development event.  

Apply HERE!

Students are able to request up to $500 per application.  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.
  • 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: