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Student travel funding

Presenting at a conference? Get funding for your travel expenses.

The Department of Educational Psychology awards eligible students funding for student travel during the academic year.

Award amounts

S​tate or regional conferences (up to $300): any conference that is state or regional in its draw and focus (e.g., the Midwest Psychological Association, Minnesota Psychological Association) rather than national or international.

National or international conference (up to $500): may be hosted in the Twin Cities but representative of a national or international organization rather than regional or state branches of that group.

Psych foundations and QME students: The psych foundations and QME programs offer additional funding above and beyond the department award amounts. Visit the QME or psych foundations travel funding pages for more information.

Requirements

To qualify for these funds students must:

  • Be an active Educational Psychology MA, SC or PhD students.
  • Travel to and present at a regional, national or international conference.
  • Receive approval from their faculty adviser.

How to request funding

To utilize these funds, email these items to Ellie Perleberg (perle021@umn.edu) for review and guidance on registering:

  • Funding Request Form [PDF] must be filled out with advisor's signature (email indicating approval accepted in lieu of signature).
  • A copy of the conference program showing your presentation
  • Conference registration details

Out of pocket expenses are not guaranteed reimbursable if proper approvals are not secured prior to the purchase.

Additional college and University support

Poster printing

The Department of Educational Psychology does not reimburse for poster printing. However, the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) Dean’s Office in Burton Hall can print wide format posters. This is a free service if the poster is related to the college (examples: conferences, displays, research).

College and University funding