The RISE Office, supported by Provost Lorrie Clemo, provides support for student travel to make presentations at conferences, exhibits or performances. Preference will be given to students who are presenting their own work. To apply, fill out the form below along with a faculty sponsor form. You can email the faculty sponsor form directly to Cara Thompson, director of RISE. Thompson will be happy to answer any questions concerning your application. Please read the guidelines for applying for student travel support (PDF) before preparing your request.
Student travel grant awardees are required to submit a short summary of their experience to the RISE office within one month of the event.
Please be advised that there is a limited amount of funds to support student travel requests. Most applications will not receive full funding and cost-saving procedures are encouraged. These procedures would include selecting state and local conferences, applying for discount group rates at hotels in proximity to the conference, and driving to nearby venues as opposed to flying. Chairs and deans may know of other sources. Also, check with the relevant student agencies and organizations.