Undergraduate Travel Awards

Winter travel award

The Undergraduate Research Center Travel Award reimburses up to $500 of travel expenses for out-of-state travel and up to $250 for in-state travel for UC Davis undergraduate students who are presenting at research conferences, meetings of regionally, nationally or internationally recognized professional societies (or discipline specific equivalent-e.g. performance at nationally recognized festival).  Funds are disbursed through the department of the sponsoring Professor (UC Davis faculty).

By presenting at a conference/symposium/meeting, students gain experience communicating research to a wide and interested audience, get feedback on their work, learn from other presenters and broaden their professional network.


  • Student must be an enrolled UC Davis undergraduate student in good standing at the time of travel. 
    (For Spring Travel Awards, students graduating in June will be considered if Travel occurs before June 30)  
  • Faculty letter of support is required
  • Travel must take place during the 2023-2024 Academic School Year.  Students may apply only once during an academic school year. 


  • Deadline:
    11:59 p.m.
    Wednesday, February 14
  • Letters of Recommendation Deadline:
    11:59 p.m.
    Friday, February 16

Please forward this information to the faculty sponsor who is writing your letter of recommendation:
Travel Award Letters of Recommendation can by emailed as a PDF attachment to:
Travel_.5i2kmcvddryjra6b@u.box.com (BOX Folder)
Please include the student applicants name in the file name.

Apply here

The Travel Awards are co-sponsored by Undergraduate Education and the Office of Research

“attending the NCRC gave me the chance to present my research to interested students and professors, such as Dr. Vincenzo Bollettino, Director of the Resilient Communities Program at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Third, attending the NCRC also provided the opportunity to learn more about career and graduate school options, as the NCRC organized workshops with academics and other professionals. Presenting at the NCRC was an incredibly valuable activity, and it wouldn't be possible without the support of the UC Davis Travel Award.”  - Brian Lee, Economics