Undergraduate Research Travel Fellowship Program

ANNOUNCEMENT (5/10/13): Due to the high number of fellowships that have already been awarded, funds for this program have been exhausted. Travel Fellowship applications will no longer be accepted for travel in Summer 2013. Students are encouraged to seek other sources of funding such as faculty mentor, department, or travel awards by the conference organization. The program is expected to resume for 2013-2014 on September 1, 2013. At that time, check this site to download updated guidelines and application.


The Undergraduate Research Travel Fellowship Program is designed to assist undergraduate students from the University of Houston enhance their academic development and disseminate their research results.  Moreover, the program aims to increase the visibility of the institution by supporting undergraduate student travel at national or international conferences.  The travel funding is intended for undergraduate students presenting the results of their research or creative activities at meetings for a national or international audience. This funding is part of a broader Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) - the Learning through Discovery Initiative at the University of Houston.

Students may submit Travel Fellowship applications for research conducted under faculty mentors from UH or external institutions.

Some of our grantees attended the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in April 2013 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. There they presented their findings and networked with other undergraduate researchers from a wide spectrum of disciplines. Learn more about the trip and research.

Undergraduate students who have submitted an abstract for presentation at a national or international conference are eligible to apply.  Applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to travel departure date. Funds will be awarded to meritorious students on a first-come-first serve basis until funds are exhausted.

Students questions about the Travel Fellowship Program should be directed to Ms. Karen Weber (  The UH Learning through Discovery Intiative is partnering with the Office of Undergraduate Research Programs to administer the program.

Consult with your faculty mentor regarding professional conferences that would be appropriate for your research. Below are a list of some National Conferences*:
      National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
      Abstract Deadline: December

      SACNAS National Conference (Hispanics, Chicanos, Native Americans in Science)
      Abstract Deadline: April

      Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
      Abstract Deadline: September

*If you know of other regional or national conferences where undergraduates can present, please email with conference link.

UG Research Travel Fellowship Program

COMPETITION CLOSED FOR: Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Summer 2013
Visit this site after September 1st for the 2013-2014 program details