Student Travel Awards
The Office of the Vice President for Research provides some funding for NAU students or groups to present, compete, or accept awards at regional, national, or international conferences.
NOTE: Students may receive only one travel award per academic year.
- Travel for an individual student or student group to present their invited scholarly or creative work, to accept an award from a professional organization or academic institution, or to attend academic competitions at the regional, national, or international level.
- The applicant(s) are current undergraduate or graduate students in good academic standing at the time of application and at the time of travel.
- NEW: The applicant(s) have received written confirmation from the sponsoring organization of the applicant’s acceptance to make a presentation, receive an award, or compete.
- Awards are disbursed on a reimbursement basis (e.g., after the travel has occurred and acceptable receipts have been submitted).
- Funds may only be used to cover the following costs:
- Transportation to and from the conference (e.g., airfare, van rental, mileage)
- Lodging (maximum: 2 nights)
- Conference registration fees
- Meals and faculty/chaperone expenses cannot be reimbursed by Student Travel Awards.
New Application and Award Process
- Prepare the Student Travel Award (STA) application
packet, which includes the following:
- Application form,
with completed student section, and saved as a Word document.
- PDF copy of proof of acceptance/invitation from the
- PDF copy of your current unofficial transcript
- Group application only: PDF document listing all
student participants, their email addresses, and academic status (e.g.,
undergraduate or graduate)
- Email all of the above
documents as attachments to your faculty sponsor. NOTE: It is the student’s responsibility to make sure the
faculty sponsor completes the next steps in the process.
- Faculty sponsor reviews your Student Travel Award
application documents and completes the Faculty Approval section of the
application form. Faculty sends
completed STA application packet, including all supporting materials, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- NEW - Deadlines: Complete applications are reviewed on the 15th of each month, for travel after the 1st of the following month.
- Letter sent to applicant via email with status of application.
Reimbursement (upon completion of travel)
- Within 5 days, submit receipts for allowable expenses (e.g., airfare, mileage, conference registration fees, lodging bill with zero balance) to your department’s travel liaison
Photo or Poster? We’d love to highlight your experience by posting a copy of your poster or a photo of you presenting, competing, or receiving an award! Please send us an email with your image(s) and comments to the address below.