The Department of Mechanical Engineering accepts applications for travel grants for up to $250 for in state conferences and up to $750 for out-of-state conferences. These awards are given to facilitate educational and professional development through conference participation by a Mechanical Engineering student presenting a paper or poster. Mechanical Engineering PhD students are given preference, but highly qualified Mechanical Engineering MS students are encouraged to apply. Travel grants will only be awarded to students in the Mechanical Engineering graduate program. Applications are accepted throughout the academic year and are reviewed by the Graduate Committee.

The awards are given as scholarship money and will be applied to your CU account. If your account balance is zero, then a refund will be issued to you. Funding will be preferentially awarded during the academic year; however, you may apply for funding during the summer semester. Funding is contingent upon formal acceptance of an abstract.

Funding is contingent upon formal acceptance of an abstract.

Application requirements include: 

  • Proof of acceptance of paper/poster
  • Written request to the Graduate Committee with the following:
    • Student’s name, ID number, degree plan, expected graduation and CU email address
    • Destination, name of conference and conference dates
    • Summary of request, including description of benefits and opportunities
    • Estimated expenses
    • Amount requested
    • Description of additional financial support, if any
    • Name of faculty advisor(s)
    • Signature from faculty advisor(s) showing support for request

Note: If proof of acceptance of paper/poster is not available at the time of your application, funds will not be awarded until such proof is submitted. Travel grant applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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