UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Funding Sources

Falcon Travel Grant (FTG)

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 throughout the pre- and post-award process.

Funding

  1. For URSCA students who are included in the conference program as presenting authors or displaying their original URSCA projects at a professional conference or event. 
    • Individual:  eligible for up to $1,000
    • Group (i.e. A group of URSCA students working together on one project): eligible for funding with shared accommodations and travel arrangements.
  2. For URSCA students who are included in the conference program as participating or performing at a professional conference or event as a professional development opportunity. 
    • Individual: eligible for up to $400
    • Group (i.e. As group of URSCA students participating or performing as a group at the same conference or event): eligible for funding with shared accommodations and travel arrangements.

  1. For URSCA students who are attending a conference or event as a professional development opportunity
    • Individual: eligible for up to $300
    • Group (i.e. A group of URSCA students traveling together to attend the same conference or event): eligible for funding with shared accommodations and travel arrangements. 

Priority will be given to students in funding Category 1 (Presenting). 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.
  • Individuals presenting at the same conference are also expected to 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 encouraged to apply for funding to present at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). (Funding for UWRF students who wish to travel to NCUR is handled separately, 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 the Fall Gala. As an alternative in spring semester for graduating seniors, they may present at the UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity.
  • All travel arrangements and reimbursements must adhere to UW-System travel policies found at http://www.uwrf.edu/AccountingServices/Travel/Index.cfm. Note that per campus 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. For more about SURSCA and how to join, see the SURSCA Page or at https://www.uwrf.edu/URSCA/SURSCA.cfm

Notification of Award

Due to the length and breadth of the review process with SURSCA, the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity will notify award recipients no sooner than six weeks of the grant deadline.

Information

Terms and Conditions

2018-19 Application Deadlines:
Round 1: Extended Deadline: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (before midnight)!

Round 2: Monday, February 18, 2019

Applications must be for conference travel between July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019

To Apply

Applications

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

Falcon Travel Grant - Apply Here

Sample Proposals

Examples

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

FTG - Individual Presenting (sample) - Physics

FTG - Group Presenting (sample) - Psychology

FTG - Group Attending (sample) - Music

Forms

 

URSCA Forms