Students who are accepted to present original clinical, basic science or educational scholarship (usually in the form of an oral presentation or poster) at a regional, national, or international meeting will be considered for a Special Needs research travel award upon submission of an application for such funding.
Points to keep in mind:
- The research must have been conducted while a student at the University of Michigan Medical School.
- You must be enrolled at UMMS at the time of the conference.
- You must be the primary presenter (e.g. lead author on poster).
- Only one award per presentation (i.e. if co-presenting, only one is eligible).
- Only one travel award of this type will be offered each academic year.
- The maximum award in grant funds is $1000. If approved expenses exceed the maximum grant allowance, long-term low-interest institutional loans are available to cover the additional need.
- Eligible expenses include conference registration, transportation costs, lodging and meals.
- Please explore alternative funding mechanisms such as the department with which your research was done, the PI for grant support.
- Funds are generally awarded after travel has occurred. Funds are advanced only if waiting until the expenses have been incurred would cause an extreme hardship.
- Application and supporting documentation must be submitted no later than 45 days after travel occurs.
To apply for funding, submit:
- Your Special Needs application.
- A letter of acceptance or invitation to participate in the meeting/conference.
- Receipts for your expenses (transportation, lodging, conference registration, etc.).
Effective January 1, 2017, participation on panels, train-the-trainers, or workshops will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Associate Dean's Office.
Submit a Special Needs application and document your expenses.