Conservation Sciences Travel Grant

Presentation of your research at professional meetings is an important experience and looks great on your CV! We encourage you to talk with your advisor about opportunities to give presentations at national and international meetings.  To help encourage you to present your findings throughout your graduate career, the Conservation Sciences program has a fixed amount of funds to distribute to students for travel to meetings. We will support individual travel requests with up to $400 for U.S. meetings and $600 for international meetings (less for regional meetings to which you can drive). To request support for travel, please email the program coordinator at Only one request per semester will be funded. Only students presenting papers or posters will receive funds.

 To request these funds, please send the following to 

  1. A copy of your abstract. In your abstract address, you MUST list Conservation Sciences Graduate Program, University of Minnesota. If this is not there, you will not receive funds (this advertises our program).
  2. The name, dates and location of the meeting.  Your presentation must already be accepted.
  3. Your advisor's name.
  4. A summary of additional funds that you have requested or received. Please ask your advisor for support, especially if she or he is listed as an author of your presentation.

 Award funds can be used for travel, lodging, or registration. You should make these requests as early as possible to assure that you will have a good chance of obtaining the funds.

Prior to attending your meeting, you are encouraged to practice your talk or present your poster for comments at the Tuesday brown-bag seminar series.