Travel Stipends

Simpson College student travel stipends are awarded to Simpson College students who complete research and who are presenting their research at a conference or symposium. Travel stipends are intended to offset some of the cost associated with traveling to present undergraduate research. In many cases, students and/or academic departments will need to share the responsibility of the cost associated with student travel.

Generally, travel stipends are limited to $500 per project and/or conference. However, if more than four students are traveling to the same conference, travel stipends can be up to $1000. Travel stipends may be used to reimburse printing of posters, conference registration fees, lodging, mileage, vehicle rental, and/or airline travel. Due to limited funds, some requests may not be funded.

  • Initial consideration of travel stipends for Fall 2015 will occur on September 11, 2015 ***deadline extended to September 25, 2015!*** All remaining funds for travel during Fall 2015 will be awarded on a first come first served basis.
  • Initial consideration of travel stipends for Spring 2016 will occur on December 11, 2015. All remaining funds for travel during Spring 2016 will be awarded on a first come first served basis.
  • Initial consideration of travel stipends for Summer 2016 will occur on April 24, 2016. All remaining funds for travel during Summer 2016 will be awarded on a first come first served basis.

To be eligible for student travel awards, students must submit a complete application to the Co-Directors of Undergraduate Research (undergradresearch@simpson.edu) at least two weeks prior to travel.

All students receiving travel stipends must submit an abstract to present their research at the annual Simpson College Undergraduate Symposium. In addition, students receiving travel stipends must electronically send an undergraduate research blog post including at least one picture to the Co-Directors of Undergraduate Research (undergradresearch@simpson.edu). Each blog post should include a description of the research presented and information about the conference attended.

After travel, presenters must submit itemized travel receipts to the Co-Directors of Undergraduate Research (undergradresearch@simpson.edu) to be processed for reimbursement.