The goal of the CURI Student Travel Program is to provide as many St. Olaf students as possible with the experience of presenting their research to an external audience.
St. Olaf College has allocated funds to support student travel for the purposes of presenting undergraduate research at conferences or other external meetings. Students presenting a paper or poster, speaking on a panel, or playing another role in the program of a conference, are eligible for travel support from CURI.
Research presentations are categorized as either individual or group (two or more students presenting together as part of a single project or experience). Individual students are eligible to apply for up to $1,000 of travel support for reimbursable expenses. For group presentations, faculty supervisors may apply for travel support for the whole group.
Presentations might be results of: IR/IS courses – Summer research at St. Olaf College – Summer research at another institution – Internships, DUR courses – Level III courses (especially research seminars) – Research Methods courses
Note: Presentations DO NOT need to be the result of CURI Summer Research
To be eligible for CURI travel support, students:
- Must be a St. Olaf student returning for the next academic year, or a graduating senior traveling before August 31st
- Must have an accepted presentation for a conference (presenting or co-presenting)
- Must have permission to present their results from their faculty supervisor
Funds are limited, and travel awards are not guaranteed, especially if you have traveled with CURI funding in the past. Application deadlines are listed below and applications will be reviewed on or shortly after these dates. Apply far enough in advance so you know whether you have CURI funding before you have to make travel arrangements. If you have questions about whether your proposed travel is eligible for support, please email the CURI Director or Program Coordinator. Students and faculty are encouraged to explore other sources of funding available from outside St. Olaf. Disciplinary societies are particularly interested in supporting undergraduate research travel; you can get more information about these from the faculty member whom you did your research, or their department/program chair.
Deadlines in 2015-16 will be the 1st day of the month, starting with June 1, 2015. The last deadline for travel before May 31, 2016 (the end of St. Olaf’s academic and fiscal year) will be April 1, 2016.