CSURF Undergraduate Travel Awards

Administered by CSURF.  Applications must be submitted online here.  Once travel is complete, students must turn in a Reflection Paper about the experience to the UNCW Honors College Office, 2nd floor, Randall Library. Here are some examples of completed Reflection Papers.


The purpose of these awards is to encourage scholarship among undergraduate students at UNCW. Undergraduate students may apply for funds to assist with travel to professional conferences. Students must be on the program as authors or co-authors. All students must have a faculty sponsor, and faculty members must accompany students receiving awards for travel to professional conferences.

Award Amount & Limitations:

  • Awards up to $1000 (reimbursed expenses)
  • Undergraduate student receiving award must be "on the program"- that is, an author of the research being presented. Documentation of presentation acceptance is required.
  • Reimbursement offered for registration, travel expenses, hotel expenses (for SHARED rooms), and meals (per diem). Students may request meal reimbursements up to the per diem rates established by the University (information here) and may not request reimbursement for meals that are included as part of the registration fees.
  • Membership fees, baggage costs on airlines, and optional workshops or programs are not reimbursable.
  • Individuals are eligible for one award per academic year, regardless of amount of award. Funds are allotted for entire academic year - requests will be reviewed until funds are exhausted, so students planning on spring or summer conference travel should submit applications as soon as possible to ensure availability of funds. All reimbursements will be processed through the Honors office, but travel forms must originate in the home departments. See your departmental office about necessary travel forms before traveling. Applicants must retain all appropriate receipts for reimbursement.
  • The student must have been enrolled or is currently enrolled in a class for which the conference presentation is required.
  • All students must have a faculty sponsor and faculty must accompany students receiving awards for travel to professional conferences.
  • Funds received for travel reimbursement may be taxable; however, if the student's travel directly benefits the university they may be tax-exempt.
  • The student is expected to present their research at a UNCW showcase of student research, an event that is open to the entire university.
  • Any questions about the travel award program should be directed to Dr. Grove (groven@uncw.edu).

Submit your travel request here. You will be required to provide an abstract, notice of acceptance, and an itemized budget with your application so have these ready beforehand.