Conference Information

Conference details for NCUR, COPLAC, SNCURS and Travel Presentation Grants

Please note: Students who have been past grant recipients may reapply; however, priority will be given to first-time applicants. Also, although faculty occasionally sponsor more than one student at a time, it may be necessary to limit the number of awards per faculty member in the interest of distributing funding as much as possible.

Receiving monetary awards to support Undergraduate Research travel and conference attendance may necessitate a reduction in other financial aid the student receives.  Such awards may also be reported to the Internal Revenue Service in the recipient's annual Tuition Statement (Form 1098-T). It is the responsibility of the recipient, in consultation with his/her tax advisor, to determine how much, if any, of the awards are taxable income to the recipient.

Reimbursement payments may be requested through Chrome River (for travel) or by submitting a check request with supporting documentation to Accounts Payable.

Conference Application

National Conferences On Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

Application and Abstract Due: Friday, October 26, 2018

Conference Location:  Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia
Conference Dates: April 11-13, 2019

 

 

Council on Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC)

Application and Abstract Due: Monday, March 25, 2019
Conference Location: Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA
Conference Dates: April 26-27, 2019

 

State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research Symposium (SNCURS)

Application and Abstract Due: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Conference Location: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Conference Dates: November 10, 2018

Travel Presentation Grants

Receiving monetary awards to support Undergraduate Research travel and conference attendance may necessitate a reduction in other financial aid the student receives.  Such awards may also be reported to the Internal Revenue Service in the recipient's annual Tuition Statement (Form 1098-T). It is the responsibility of the recipient, in consultation with his/her tax advisor, to determine how much, if any, of the awards are taxable income to the recipient.

Reimbursement payments may be requested through Chrome River (for travel) or by submitting a check request with supporting documentation to Accounts Payable.

Reimbursement payments may be requested through Chrome River (for travel) or by submitting a check request with supporting documentation to Accounts Payable.

Maximum Grant Award: $500

Applications may be submitted at any time throughout the year. Applications must be filled out a minimum of four weeks prior to your intended travel. Funding is on a first-come basis, so it is a good idea to apply early.

New Travel Policy - No travel grant will be awarded to a student mentored by a non-UNC Asheville faculty or staff member.

Purpose

The Student Presentation Grant Program provides funding to allow a student to present research results at conferences and meetings. Funding for travel associated with doing the research should be requested under the Academic Year Research Grant Program.

Eligibility

Any currently enrolled UNCA student is eligible to apply. Preference is given to full-time students.

Grants Available

The application for a presentation grant consists of a description of the conference/meeting for which the student is requesting funds, an estimate of the travel cost, and an abstract of the research to be presented.

Travel Reimbursement

Your travel reimbursement is only valid for 30 days after your travel. If 30 days elapse you will not be reimbursed. Example: If you travel from Aug. 30 - Sept. 3, 2018, your travel reimbursement is valid until Oct. 3, 2018. If you turn in your travel reimbursement on Oct. 4, 2018, you will not be reimbursed.

Are you seeking additional funding from other sources? If yes, please describe in your budget paragraph. Include detailed information.

As a final report, the student is required to submit a request for travel expenses reimbursement and a copy of the program or abstract book in which the presentation is listed. Maximum grant amount is $500.

The following criteria will be used to assess your travel request:

  • The contribution the research makes to the field
  • Did you submit a web link to the conference site?
  • Did you notify your faculty mentor to submit a letter of support?
  • Whether or not the applicant is the actual presenter of the paper
  • The completeness of the proposal and the extent to which it follows the guidelines specified on the application form.