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The terms and conditions of these awards differ and may change.
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The Graduate College offers funds to deserving students to defray expenses associated with travel to present original research or scholarly work. Full details, including application deadlines, the application form, and application instructions, are available at the link below.
The UIC Graduate Student Council Travel Award gives up to $275 for transportation, lodging, registration, and meal costs for travel to academic or professional meetings. Full details, including eligibility requirements, are available at the link below.
The Graduate Student Council Project Awards provide financial assistance to graduate student organizations or individual students who seek to complete a service project. Full details, including the award application, are available at the link below.
Arnold R. and Doris. G. Bodmer Science Travel Award
Arnold Bodmer, an emeritus professor of physics, and his wife Doris established this award in 2007 to permit students to travel abroad as part of their education in science. The award provides upper-level undergraduate and first- or second- year graduate students (those who have not yet passed the Qualifying Exam) resources to travel abroad for science related study, seminars or workshops. Awards are based on academic merit. The amount of the award varies, depending upon the available funding and number of qualified applicants.
Application: Work with a faculty advisor to complete the application form. Submit completed forms to LASscholarships@uic.edu.
Awarded: Spring semester
Physics Department Funds
The Physics Department will provide support to students presenting their own original work, chairing a session, or leading a discussion at a major meeting or conference with prior approval from the department. Also, your faculty advisor may have travel funds available under a grant.
To apply for a travel award please follow these steps:
- Review the estimated costs of your travel and make an itemized list.
- Review the three links above to see which award(s) will best suit your needs.
- See James Nell, the Graduate Advisor, and review your budget and which campus travel awards you will apply for. At this time, you will begin the Physics Department’s Travel Reimbursement Form. This meeting should take place no less than one month before the first day of your travel. The Travel Reimbursement Form will be reviewed by the department. You will receive a reply by email, usually within a week confirming the award, asking for additional information, or declining to fund it.
- After your travel, you must complete the Travel Reimbursement Form and attached original receipts. Original receipts must be attached to the form at this time. The funds will be applied to your student account.