Travel Awards

The Honors Undergraduate Research Program (HURP) provides grants for Honors students to travel to regional, national, and international conferences and meetings to present their research. These awards are limited to $750 and are available throughout the year. Students are encouraged to help leverage the Shackouls Honors College's resources by also seeking funding through their academic department, college and/or other sources.

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.

Travel awards are made on a rolling basis and will be awarded based on the quality of the application and the importance of participation in the conference or event to the applicant's long-term goals. In most cases, the student should be giving a talk or a poster presentation. It is expected that the travel request will be submitted on-line at least four weeks prior to the planned trip.

Travel will need to be arranged through the mentor’s department with all travel regulations and forms handled as with any other case of travel.  Shackouls Honors College will provide the agreed funding to the department.

Apply for a HURP Travel Award!

*You will need to provide a letter of recommendation from your faculty mentor with your application.

It is your responsibility to check with your research mentor as to whether or not your research project is restricted (i.e. classified, export controlled (EAR/ITAR), proprietary or other restriction). If your mentor identifies your research as restricted, the release of any information to the public must be coordinated with the Office of Research Security to obtain required authorizations before release. Severe penalties, both civil and criminal, may result if restricted information is made public without the proper authorizations.

Awardees are expected to submit a brief summary of their conference experience to the Director of Undergraduate Research, Dr. Seth Oppenheimer, 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 or summer.