Student Travel Awards

In keeping with our mission to contribute to the long range professional development of the student, the School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) will award travel awards as funding allows to help defray the costs of attending and presenting at conferences for both Masters and PhD students at SBMI. It is the belief of SBMI that presenting research at academic conferences enhances the academic experience and assists the student with invaluable networking opportunities essential to future success. These competitive awards will be made available to students who have been invited to present papers at a national or international conference, meeting or class related to their academic area or dissertation research. These awards are not intended to cover the entire cost of transportation, hotel, etc.

Students may apply for travel assistance only once per semester. Up to $500 in travel assistance will be awarded to students based on merit.

Applications are accepted at any time but will be reviewed by the committee after the 1st of every month.

Preference will be given to students attending professional conferences over those attending student conferences.

* Certificate students are NOT eligible for travel awards.*

The application can be found here:

You will need to upload the following items to complete your application:

A. A copy of your CV with complete publications

B. A signed letter from your supervisory professor signifying approval to attend the conference. This letter should list all sources of funding to be utilized for this trip and address your suitability to represent your research at the conference in question.

C. A copy of your submission that was accepted for presentation

D. A copy of the letter or email showing acceptance of your submission