Travel Awards

The Honors Undergraduate Research Program provides grants for Honors students to travel to regional, national, and international meetings to present their research. These awards, limited to $750, are available throughout the year. Student's encouraged to help leverage The Shackouls Honors College's resources by also seeking funding through their academic department and college; this will allow us to assist more students.

Submit a HURP travel award application including your faculty advisor's letter of recommendation. Travel awards are made on a rolling basis.

Grants will be awarded based on the quality of the application and the importance of participation in the conference/event to the applicant's long-term goals. Awardees are expected to submit a brief summary of their conference experience to the HURP office within two weeks of their return. They are also expected to present their work at the MSU Undergraduate Research Symposium to be held in the spring semester.

Eligibility: Applicants must be working on a research project with a faculty member at MSU, and be in good standing with the Shackouls Honors College.

Honors UG Research Travel Support Granted 2017

    1. Name: John Hunt
    2. Major: Biomedical Engineering
    3. Meeting: Biophysical Society 61st Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA
    4. Travel Report: click here
    1. Name: Lucia Lang
    2. Major: Aerospace Engineering (Aeronautics)
    3. Meeting: Association for Core texts and Courses Student Conference, Irvine, CA
    1. Name: William B. Leonard
    2. Major: Industrial Engineering
    3. Meeting: National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2017, Memphis, TN
    4. Travel Report: click here
    1. Name: Shaquela Hargrove
    2. Major: Psychology
    3. Meeting: Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA), Atlanta, GA
    4. Travel Report: click here
    1. Name: Jackson Coole
    2. Major: Biomedical Engineering
    3. Meeting: National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Memphis, TN
  • Honors UG Research Travel Support Granted 2016

      1. Name: Kaitlyn May
      2. Major: Educational Psychology
      3. Meeting: Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA), Mobile, AL
      4. Travel Report: click here
      1. Name: Mark Lewis
      2. Major: Biochemistry
      3. Meeting: 2016 Joint Annual Meeting (JAM), Salt Lake City, UT
      1. Name: Anna Barr
      2. Major: Architecture
      3. Meeting: 2016 AASHE Conference & Expo, Baltimore, MD
      1. Name: Alexander Ward
      2. Major: Philosophy
      3. Meeting: National Council on Undergraduate Research, Asheville, NC
      1. Name: Amanda Harper
      2. Major: Biochemistry
      3. Meeting: Southeastern Society of Parasitologists Annual Meeting, Fort Mill, SC
      4. Travel Report: click here
      1. Name: Kris Madsen
      2. Major: Physics
      3. Meeting: APS April Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT
      1. Name: Robert Buntyn
      2. Major: Biological Sciences
      3. Meeting: Society of Toxicology 55th Annual Meeting & ToxExpo, New Orleans, LA
      1. Name: Shaquela Hargrove
      2. Major: Psychology
      3. Meeting: Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA), New Orleans, LA
      4. Travel Report: click here
      1. Name: Audrey Alexander
      2. Major: Psychology
      3. Meeting: Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA), New Orleans, LA
      4. Travel Report: click here

    Honors UG Research Travel Support Granted 2015

      1. Name: Anne Marie Kovach
      2. Major: Biological Engineering
      3. Meeting: Society for Biomaterials Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC
      1. Name: Lien Van Geel
      2. Major: English
      3. Meeting: Fourth Annual Undergraduate Classics Conference, Knoxville, TN
      1. Name: Amari Kimble
      2. Major: Physical Education, Kinesiology
      3. Meeting: Southeast American College of Sports Medicine 2015 Meeting, Jacksonville, FL
      1. Name: Dexter Duckworth
      2. Major: Computer Engineering
      3. Meeting: Human-Robot Interaction 2015, Portland, OR
      1. Name: Christopher Collins
      2. Major: Mechanical Engineering
      3. Meeting: Human-Robot Interaction 2015, Portland, OR
      1. Name: Lucas Ferguson
      2. Major: Microbiology
      3. Meeting: American Society of Virology 34th Annual Meeting, London, Ontario, Canada
      1. Name: Anne Marie Kovach
      2. Major: Biological Engineering
      3. Meeting: BioMedical Engineering Society Annual 2015 Meeting, Tampa, FL
      1. Name: Erin Wilson
      2. Major: Biochemistry
      3. Meeting: Weed Science Society of America, San Juan, Puerto Rico
      1. Name: Kris Madsen
      2. Major: Physics
      3. Meeting: Division of Nuclear Physics Fall Meeting, Santa Fe, NM
      1. Name: Destini Smith
      2. Major: Psychology
      3. Meeting: Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists 37th Meeting, Winston-Salem, NC
      1. Name: Jenna Kilgore
      2. Major: Psychology
      3. Meeting: ABCT 49th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL
      1. Name: Feifei Zeng
      2. Major: International Business
      3. Meeting: Industry Hub, Silicon Valley, CA
      1. Name: Richard Leonard, III
      2. Major: Mathematics
      3. Meeting: American Mathematical Society Joint Mathematics Meeting, Seattle, WA