1. Level of student involvement in the research
effort. Grants should only be requested for students who played a significant
role in the research effort.
2. Quality of the conference. Participation at a
national conference is given greater weight than at a regional conference.
3. Funded students should only be those who will be
significantly involved in the presentation at the conference. If more than two
students will present the same poster or paper, the faculty mentor and the department
chair should justify why additional students require funding.
is only provided for the days the student(s) will be presenting. The college is
not able to fund lodging and meals for all days of the conference.
5. The Department is expected to participate in funding
some of the student costs. Departments should provide a greater portion of the
funding for conferences that are overseas or in high cost destinations.6. Students who have graduated may be considered
for funding if the research was conducted prior to graduation and the
conference takes place within the same academic year in which the student
graduated. 7. Grants are available for professional academic
conferences only. Participation in undergraduate, non-professional meetings
will not be funded.
will be considered as long as there is available funding. Early
application is strongly encouraged. Applications need to be submitted no
later than two months prior to the beginning of the conference.
do not apply directly for the grant. Funding requests are made by the faculty
mentor with whom the student collaborated in doing the research. The faculty
mentor completes questions 1‐14 on this form. When finished, the faculty
member sends the entire form to the department chair, who completes questions
15‐18. The department chair then sends the completed form as an email
attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. The form must be received from the
department chair’s BYU email account. Please complete the form using Adobe
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