Conference Travel Awards

CURE Conference Travel Award Information

Number of Awards: 10 total (5 for fall and 5 for spring)- applications are accepted on a rolling basis
We recommend for applicants to submit their request no less than 6 weeks from anticipate travel dates.

Funding Amount: Up to $500 maximumEligibility Criteria and Terms of Award
You are eligible for CURE awards regarless of immigration status and FAFSA eligibility status.

  • Currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student, in good academic standing, and must be enrolled during the term in which the funds are requested
  • For students either presenting or attending a professional event
    • For those applicants who are attending (and not presenting), a one-page statement of support from a faculty sponsor/mentor is required
    • An email will be automatically issued to that individual with a link to the statement of support upload form - ensure that you have your mentor's email address to input into this form
  • Award funds will be transferred to the department of your faculty sponsor to process registration or reimbursement costs for the event
  • This award cannot be applied to post-graduate conference travel for graduating seniors, and must be used while they are enrolled at UO
  • Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who plan to present their work*
    • *award funds may not be reserved pending conference acceptance to present

Requirements and Receipt of the Award

  • Payment of the award may be made to the affiliated academic department for disbursement in cases of travel arrangements etc
  • Recipients may be asked to participate in related CURE  events (e.g. workshops, presentations, brief talk about experience)
  • Complete a post-experience reflection survey within one month post attendance
  • Present research progress or results at the Undergraduate Research Symposium the following May.

Rolling Application Deadline: Applications will be considered on a first-come-first-serve basis, and may not be guaranteed. Click here to access the application. 

  • Award funds may not be reserved pending conference acceptance to present
CURE Conference Travel Award Recipient Kaiden Walton
What is the most valuable skill you gained through this experience?

"I'm still very new when it comes to networking, and this conference was a great way for me to practice that skill and become more confident in meeting people in similar fields to mine. Practicing time management and gathering materials for application processes are always valuable skills."



CURE Conference Travel Award Recipient Kaiden Walton


How will this experience affect your academic and career trajectory?

"As a queer STEM major, it's difficult navigating a field that's historically been dominated by cisgender and heterosexual individuals. The Out in STEM Conference serves as an amazing reminder that you can be queer and be successful in STEM. Spaces like these are an important motivator for my own professional career, and encourage me to continue aiming high for the future not only for myself, but for fellow LGBTQ+ scientists who might be doubting their own abilities."