Guidelines for Student Travel Funds
Criteria and Procedures:
Applicants for funds must be full-time matriculated undergraduates, must demonstrate the merits of their travel to present research or creative projects at a conference or a professional meeting.
Alumni may apply for funds up to one year of graduation if they plan to present work that was completed during their senior year. Graduates are reimbursed for expenses after the conference rather than given awards before traveling to the conference.
The application must describe how the activity will enhance the student's education, explain the potential benefit of the project to the larger Skidmore community, and provide a detailed budget request. Funds may be used only for the purposes designated in the application; any unexpended funds must be returned to the College. Successful applicants agree to file a brief project report and expense report with the Associate Dean of the Faculty for Academic Policy & Advising's Office after completing their funded activity.
All applications for Student Travel Funds should be submitted to the Associate Dean of the Faculty for Academic Policy & Advising's Office in Starbuck Center 201, at least three weeks before the student travels to the conference. Application materials must be typed and must meet high standards of clarity and coherence to be considered. The Associate Dean makes all final decisions, consulting as necessary with other staff and faculty.