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Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry

Travel/Conferece Award Applications

This information is specific to applying for the OURCI Travel/Conference Award. Please read all the following information before starting your application.

Travel/Conference Grant Information

  • It is required that a K-State faculty research mentor is overseeing the project. 
  • Conference funds can be used to pay for travel or registration fees for a conference in which an undergraduate student will be presenting their research.
  • Award amounts
    • Travel or In-person conference, up to $500 per award
    • Virtual conference, max $250 per award

Materials to prepare for the application:

Please note that the OURCI only accepts online applications; materials emailed without consent of the office will be disregarded. 


  • The following information will be needed for your application to be complete:
    • General information about yourself
    • Information (name and email) about your research mentor
    • Copy of the abstract to the conference
    • In order for your application to be complete your faculty mentor will need to submit a letter of recommendation to the office. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure the letter is received by our office.

If awarded, funds will be sent to the student via Student Financial Assistance prior to the end of the semester.

Application deadline is April 8, 2022

In order to make our selections more equitable, we plan to review travel/conference grants following the deadline (as opposed to on a rolling basis). We understand this may mean that funds will serve as reimbursements and apologize for any challenges this may cause.

If you experience any problems or have a question about the application, you may contact the staff at the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry. Please e-mail ourci@ksu.edu.


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