Conference Travel Funding
There are several sources of conference travel support available to MCBGP students. These include the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, the MCB Graduate Program, and various training grants.
Applying for Conference Funding (follow steps below in order):
Step 1: If you are a trainee on a training grant or if you have a fellowship that provides conference funding, utilize that source.
Step 2: Apply for Biomed funding (up to $650 per academic year) at least one month prior to conference travel. The office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will provide funds for students attending a conference as long as they are either presenting a poster or giving a talk.
Step 3: If the above sources do not adequately cover conference travel, use this online form to apply for funding through the MCB Graduate Program. Students must apply at least one month prior to conference travel. MCB will reimburse up to $1000 per academic year. Note: Requests for reimbursement submitted after the conference will NOT be considered.
Qualifications for MCB Graduate Program Funding:
Students must be presenting a poster or giving a talk on their research to be eligible for conference travel funds
Students must have passed their Preliminary Examination before requesting travel funds
If you are attending a conference but do not meet the above qualifications, you will need to consult your advisor regarding funding.
Additional funds may be available for attending international conferences (if you meet the criteria above).
Please review the policies for reimbursements here. It outlines procedures, restrictions and what needs to be submitted based on University Controller guidelines. Be sure to review this before making any conference related purchases.
Our students are our best ambassadors and we are willing to contribute to those willing to promote the program and encourage applications to the MCB Graduate Program. Students planning to give a departmental seminar at their alma mater or other institutions may be eligible for support from the MCB Graduate Program. Interested students should email the Program Director and Graduate Program Coordinator with a proposal that includes travel costs and plans for events designed to engage undergraduate students in discussion about opportunities to pursue graduate studies.