Considering Presenting Your Scholarship at a Conference or Professional Meeting?
Already accepted to present your work? Congratulations! Let's make it happen.
Viterbo University Support
Viterbo University is committed to supporting students who present their work at conferences. If you need help proofing or printing your poster, need tips on creating a 10-12 minute research talk, or would like help drafting your abstract, we're here for you. Also be sure to see the online resources available under the "Resources for Students" tab. To request an appointment or ask questions, email Charlie Lawrence.
Identifying Possible Funds to Support Your Work
Know the Parameters
Before applying (or even ask about applying) for Viterbo funds, review the VU Student Academic Conference Guidelines.
Identify All Your Options
Talk to your faculty advisor to see if there are departmental funds available to support your presentation. Consider programs you may be a part of (i.e., Honors Program, CLASS Scholars) and inquire about funding options and grants. Look into travel grants and other funding programs through the conference where you'll be presenting. In addition to departmental and program-specific funds, funds are available at the Viterbo University level via:
- Undergraduate Research Conference Grant Application: Please note that a limited amount of existing research funds is being allocated to support conference travel, and that Undergraduate Research Conference and Travel Grant funds come directly from the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program budget. Preference will be given to students presenting at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
- Annual Trustee's Opportunity Grant: Email Charlie Lawrence (608-796-3461) before completing this grant application.
IMPORTANT NOTES RE: UNIVERSITY FUNDING SOURCES
**It bears repeating: Both University funding sources follow the VU Student Academic Conference Guidelines 2017-2018. Be sure to read this document carefully and request amounts within the articulated funding levels.
**Note: Regardless of the funding source(s) pursued, most students end up covering some portion of the costs associated with their conference presentation. This is often true for faculty who attend conferences.**
Questions about funds or other forms of university support? Email Charlie Lawrence at firstname.lastname@example.org.