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Conference Presentation Grants

Each year, Undergraduate Research Programs provides support for undergraduates who are presenting their research at professional conferences in their field. The decision to fund students is based on the quality of student proposals, overall academic records and confirmed support from faculty mentors. Conference funding proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted. 

 Apply for a Conference Grant


Students may be awarded up to $750 domestically and $2500 internationally to cover travel costs. Students can only receive the Conference Presentation Grant funding once during their time at Emory University. Eligible travel expenses for reimbursement include: 

  • Cost of meals/food
  • Ride-share fares/taxi-cab
  • Conference registration
  • Air-fare/ car rental
  • Lodging/hotels/airbnb. 

See the full expense list breakdown in the Post-Conference Action Plan.

Application Requirements

Applications for conference presentation grants are accepted throughout the year.   

Steps for a successful application:  

  1. Outline potential expenses for travel  
  2. Submitted applications should include expenses and faculty mentor information  
  3. Review guidelines for travel reimbursement  
  4. After the conference, complete the Post-Conference Action Plan


Students who receive a Conference Presentation Grant will need to submit original receipts for their approved travel expenses. Students should submit receipts for reimbursement no later than two weeks after travel. Undergraduate Research Programs can purchase airline tickets for students or transfer funds to mentor research accounts for expenses paid by the faculty mentor prior to travel. 

Please note URP cannot reimburse memberships. We can reimburse conference registration costs. 

To get reimbursed for your conference travel, please complete the Post-Conference Action Plan in College Connect.  

If you require further information, please email and CC: Mr. Michael Boyd, 


There are several non-Emory funding opportunities to support your conference expenses.  

Work with your faculty advisor to determine which funding sources are available and appropriate for you. 


Other opportunities for students

Council on Undergraduate Research  

The mission of the Council on Undergraduate Research is to support and promote high-quality mentored undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry. 
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Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists   

ABRCMS has been the go-to conference for historically excluded community college, undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics& Native Americans in Science 

SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM. 
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