Guidelines for the Dept. of Biological Sciences Graduate
Student Travel/Research Support Fund
The Research Support Fund is available to support travel and research expenses for Option I M.S. students and Ph.D. students in the Dept. of Biological Sciences (including both 410, Biology, and 418, Environmental Sciences, majors). To be eligible , applicants in the M.S. program must have a program of study and a research proposal on file in the Bio. Dept. office (with Laura Buerschen). Ph.D. students must have passed the preliminary exam. As of Fall, 1998, a "full" award from this fund is $200. A student is eligible for a maximum of two times the "full" award two times per academic year. M.S. students may receive the "full" award amount up to three times during the course of their degree program; Ph.D. students may receive the "full" amount up to four times.
Our guidelines for offering funding are:
A student who is first author or presenting author on a paper/poster is eligible for full funding. A student who is second or later author, or is a non-presenting author, is eligible for partial funding. Each single paper/poster will receive a maximum of the 1.5 times the full funding amount. If multiple students are co-authors on a single abstract, the division of these funds will be at the discretion of the faculty advisor. Students who are attending a meeting but are not involved with a presentation are eligible for $50 toward funding one meeting per year. Students attending short-courses or workshops may also receive partial funding.
Expenses incurred for thesis research are eligible for support. Such expenses may include travel or supplies.
We encourage students applying for the Travel Support Fund also to request, and indicate the availability of, additional matching funds from the College of Science and Math and/or from the faculty advisor. Application forms for the Travel/Research Support Fund are available in the Biology Dept. office.