Student Travel Grant Program
Read the eligibility and review criteria in the (RFP) (.pdf) as you complete your proposal.
Student Travel Award applicants must be sponsored by a CSU faculty mentor. You must discuss this proposal with your faculty mentor and get his/her support, including a signed letter of support as part of the proposal package (more information below in special instructions).
Faculty mentors are required to submit their student's completed proposal before the published deadline. Make sure you submit the complete proposal using the directions on the Proposal Submission page.
Submit proposals using only the 2013 Fall Student Travel Proposal Template (.doc). Pay attention to instructions and guidelines provided in the proposal template. Proposals not submitted on the 2013 Fall template will not be accepted. Proposals not complying with style guidelines will not be accepted.
The meeting/workshop or proposed project travel must be biotechnology-related. CSUPERB welcomes and encourages applications from CSU faculty in all disciplines related to the current practice of biotechnology including but not limited to life sciences, physical sciences, clinical sciences, math and computer science, agricultural science, engineering, and/or business.
Be careful to enter contact information accurately; CSUPERB will communicate with you and your mentor about the status of your proposal by email only.
Include the signed Cover Page with your proposal submission. You can do this by scanning the signed cover page and submitting it as a separate document or as part of a PDF file.
Details of Meeting, Workshop or Facility/Site
Make sure that your planned travel will occur between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. If awarded, travel must occur while individual is still an enrolled CSU student (not yet graduated) or CSU employee so that expenses can be reimbursed.
Purpose of Travel
To facilitate the review process, indicate what kind of travel proposal you're submitting and whether or not you're presenting (or collecting) your own research data and results.
Abstract and/or Project Description
Make sure to include title, list of authors, introductory information, and a clear explanation of the project goals, methodology, results, and conclusions. This abstract/project description may be posted on the CSUPERB website, but only if the project is funded. Do not include proprietary information.
Budget and Justification
See Budget Guidelines for instructions and details.
Faculty Mentor Letter of Recommendation
Applicants must be sponsored by a CSU faculty member. Your faculty mentor must write and sign a CSU faculty mentor letter of recommendation (on campus/department letterhead). As a result you will need to coordinate the submittal of that letter with your mentor by the proposal deadline.
The detailed letter should focus on describing the student's accomplishments, potential and his/her role in research presented or project planned. The review criteria include the significance of the student's contribution to the work being presented or data collection. Consequently, mentors should comment in their letter about the student's role in accomplishing the work, especially compared to other applicants from the same laboratory or class. The review panel will also be interested in learning why the travel proposed is important for the student's career.
For questions related to this grant program or RFP, please contact:
Executive Director, CSUPERB
Program Administrator, CSUPERB