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Travel Stipends

Simpson College student travel stipends are awarded to Simpson College students who complete research and who are presenting their research at a conference or symposium. Travel stipends are intended to offset some of the cost associated with traveling to present undergraduate research. In many cases, students and/or academic departments will need to share the responsibility of the cost associated with student travel.

Generally, travel stipends are limited to $500 per project and/or conference. However, if more than four students are traveling to the same conference, travel stipends can be up to $1000. Travel stipends may be used to reimburse printing of posters, conference registration fees, lodging, mileage, vehicle rental, and/or airline travel. Due to limited funds, some requests may not be funded.

  • Consideration of travel stipends for students for the 2019-2020 academic year are currently underway. Funds will be awarded on a first come first served basis.
  • Initial consideration of travel stipends for Summer 2020 (for travel after June 1, 2020) will occur on April 24, 2020. All remaining funds for travel during Summer 2020 will be awarded on a first come first served basis.
  • Travel stipends for Fall 2020 and the remainder of the 2020-2021 academic year will begin July 1, 2020.

To be eligible for student travel awards, students must submit a complete 
application to the Co-Directors of Undergraduate Research
(undergradresearch@simpson.edu) at least two weeks prior to travel.

All students receiving travel stipends must submit an abstract to present their research at the annual Simpson College Undergraduate Symposium. In addition, students receiving travel stipends must electronically send an undergraduate research blog post including at least one picture to the Co-Directors of Undergraduate Research (undergradresearch@simpson.edu). Each blog post should include a description of the research presented and information about the conference attended.

After travel, presenters must submit itemized travel receipts to the Co-Directors of Undergraduate Research (undergradresearch@simpson.edu) to be processed for reimbursement.