UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Falcon Travel Grants

The Falcon Travel Grant competition is intended to support URSCA student travel to professional conferences or events.  Funds may be used for travel expenses such as conference registration, lodging and transportation. Applications in either the individual or group categories are welcome from all UWRF colleges and disciplines. Grant applications should be student-authored, with supervision and guidance from the faculty mentor.

 

Funding:

  1. For URSCA students who are presenting authors, program participants, or displaying their original URSCA projects at a professional conference or event.
  • Individual:  eligible for up to $1,000.00

  • Group (i.e. A group of URSCA students working together on one project): eligible for up to $1,000.00 per student

  1. For URSCA students who are attending a conference or event as a professional development opportunity
  • Individual: eligible for up to $300.00
  • Group (i.e. A group of URSCA students traveling together to attend the same conference or event): eligible for up to $300.00 per student  

Priority will be given to students in funding category 1.  Also, priority will be given to undergraduates whose applications include confirmation of acceptance to present at the conference or event.

Criteria:

  • It is expected that students traveling as a group will share lodging, transportation, etc. to reduce cost.
  • Undergraduates are eligible to receive funding for travel to one discipline-specific conference a year.  In addition to eligibility for travel to one discipline-specific conference or event, URSCA students are also eligible and strongly encouraged to apply for funding to present at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). 
  • Falcon Travel Grant applications UWRF students who wish to travel to NCUR are handled in a group at the time of conference registration, in February, after acceptances have been announced.   
  • Undergraduates receiving a Falcon Travel Grant must be currently enrolled at the time of travel.
  • Students funded through Falcon Travel Grants to present/display their URSCA projects are required to also showcase their work on the UWRF campus at either the Fall Gala or Spring RSCA Day. 
  • All travel arrangements and reimbursements must adhere to UW-System travel policies. Note that per state guidelines for differential tuition funds, the Falcon Travel Grant cannot be used to purchase food or beverages.
  • Falcon Travel Grants do not cover cost of dissemination materials (i.e. poster printing).  

Review:

All applications will be evaluated by SURSCA.

Notification of Award:

The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity will notify award recipients, typically within 6 weeks of the grant deadline.

Application Information

Deadlines

Round 1: October 16, 2015

Round 2: March 4, 2016

For July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016 participation

Terms and Conditions


To Apply

Applications

Please select the appropriate link below and complete the application for online submission.

Falcon Travel Grant - Individual

Falcon Travel Grant - Group


Sample Proposals

Examples

Find sample Falcon Travel Grant proposals below - one group and one individual proposal.  SURSCA has provided these strong examples to assist future grant writers.

FTG - Individual (sample)

FTG - Group (sample)

Congratulations to the 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15 Falcon Travel Grant recipients!

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