Travel Awards


Travel funds support students presenting research or creative activity outcomes at a conference, meeting or congregation of their peers/professionals in their respective field, as well as students partaking in competitions.

*Each semester, URSA reserves the right to reassess the situation around the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as UA travel policies, before deciding on whether to fund travel awards or not.*
  • Must be a degree-seeking undergraduate student
    Students of any year of study, from any UAF-affiliated campus, working toward an Occupational Endorsement, Certificate, Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in any discipline are eligible to apply for URSA funding. Graduated undergraduate students and graduate students are not eligible to apply.

  • Registration:
    Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits at any UAF-affiliated campus for the funded semester.

  • GPA of 2.3 or higher
    Students with a GPA lower than 2.3 are not eligible.

  • Must have a confirmed mentor for the proposed travel or event registration.
    Faculty, post-doctoral researchers, graduate students, and staff may serve as URSA mentors. Mentors must confirm their participation via the URSA Mentor Confirmation form prior to the award deadline. 

  • Students are eligible to receive one Student Project Award (or be funded under a Mentor Award) and one travel award (fall, winter or spring) per academic year (Fall to Summer semester). This policy allows for a greater number of students to receive awards with limited URSA funds.                                 
  • Your Mentor must complete the URSA Mentor Confirmation form prior to the application deadline.
  • Students must complete a Reflection Form by the end of each award period.
  • Final products to be submitted with the reflection form include:
    • A poster of their project.
    • A  2-3 min recording of the presentation of the poster
    • 2-3 high resolution pictures
  • Students must present results at URSA's Research & Creative Activity Day in April of that academic year. *Summer students will be expected to present the following April.

IMPORTANT: Failure to submit a final evaluation, to submit final products, or to participate in Research & Creative Activity Day will make the student ineligible to future URSA funding.