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PURC Center

Student Travel Funds

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Undergraduate Research and Creativity Center provides travel grant opportunities for students engaged in research, creative and performance activities. Student Travel Funds are designed to help defray costs associated with travel for extracurricular research, or to conferences, meetings, exhibits, or performances where the student’s extracurricular project is presented. Support can include costs of travel, room, board, and registration. The maximum request amount for STF is $500; group requests of more than four students can be funded up to $2,000. Requests are due by the 1st of each month, with award announcement by month’s end. The following guidelines apply:

  • This program is open to undergraduate students that have been awarded a grant through the center of Undergraduate Research, have presented project results at a PURC Student Forum, or have committed to present at a PURC Student Forum.
  • Applicants must be in good academic standing in an undergraduate degree program in order to apply.
  • Travel must be completed within six months of the award date.
  • Travel must be completed prior to graduation.
  • All unused travel grant funds must be returned to the PURC Center.
  • Funds must be used for travel identified in the grant program.
  • If presenting at a conference, include a copy of the acceptance letter for the presentation/performance/exhibit. If evidence of acceptance is not available by the grant deadline, indicate acceptance pending and include copy of meeting solicitation.  Proposals should be submitted mindful of this schedule. If travelling for research, submit a research plan, and then report your work upon your return.

Award sizes are based upon availability of funds and previous student support.

Each travel grant request will be evaluated by the PURC Advisory Council.

To apply, send the original application materials (described below) to the Pembroke Undergraduate Research and Creativity Center, Honors College Office, Hickory Hall.

  1. Completed cover page (application).
  2. A completed Student Travel Agreement Form.
  3. A typed explanation of the purpose of the travel.
  4. A brief description of the project to be presented (the presentation abstract will suffice).
  5. A detailed budget justification (Excel), including categorized trip costs (e.g. airfare, registration fees, hotel expenses, per diem) and amount requested from the UNC Pembroke Undergraduate Research and Creativity Center Travel Grant fund.
  6. A copy of the acceptance letter for the presentation/performance/exhibit.  If evidence of acceptance is not available by the grant deadline, indicate acceptance pending and include copy of meeting solicitation.
  7. Signature of your faculty advisor(s) verifying and endorsing your presentation. 

Incomplete applications will be returned without review.