The Office of Undergraduate Education

Bruce Gnade Undergraduate Student Travel Award

The Bruce Gnade Undergraduate Student Travel Award is designed to encourage undergraduate students to expand the scope of their undergraduate research experience by attending scientific conferences and meetings. Additionally, the award provides research faculty with an opportunity to recognize, through their sponsorship, the rich value in scientific conference/meeting attendance for undergraduate research students.

Sponsoring faculty within the UT Dallas Biological Sciences Department may nominate undergraduate student researchers with whom they have conducted research for a minimum of two semesters. The Bruce Gnade Undergraduate Student Travel Award is assigned on a competitive basis, and recipients receive up to $2,000 in expenses (transportation, room, and board) to attend a conference/meeting in the United States of America.

Award Details

  • Nominated student applicant must be a degree-seeking UT Dallas undergraduate conducting research with a faculty member in the UT Dallas Biological Sciences Department.
  • The conference/meeting location must be in the United States of America.
  • Applicant must have at least two semesters of research experience in the lab of the sponsoring faculty member (the PI) prior to the date of the conference/meeting.
  • The PI pays the meeting abstract submission and registration costs. The Bruce Gnade Undergraduate Student Travel Award will cover travel expenses up to $2,000 per student (transportation, room and board).
  • The PI must attend the conference/meeting.
  • Applicant must submit an abstract of the conference/meeting material (poster or talk), co-authored by the PI and other co-authors, as the abstract content dictates. The applicant does not have to be first author on the abstract.

How to Apply

  • The PI nominates the student by completing the online Bruce Gnade Undergraduate Student Travel Award Nomination Form.
  • The Office of Undergraduate Education will contact the nominee with instructions for submitting the required abstract of the conference/meeting material.
  • Applications must be received at least 3 months before the conference/meeting date.

For further information contact the Office of Undergraduate Education at (972) 883-6706 or visit FO 2.710.

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