Ecology

Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences Graduate Travel Award

The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences Graduate Travel Award provides doctoral students of the Huck Institutes with greater experience and networking opportunities by giving them the opportunity to attend scientific meetings. Specifically, this fund provides travel support to Huck doctoral candidates who are presenting at a domestic or international conference. The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences Graduate Travel Award is made possible by the J. Lloyd and Dorothy Foehr Huck Endowment. 

The chair of the Ecology program can choose to provide travel support to students with accepted abstracts or invitations to speak at a national or international meeting. This support can be provided up to two times for each doctoral student (only one time per fiscal year per student). Maximum awards are $750 for domestic travel and $1,500 for international travel. Upon completion of the trip, students must submit their receipts to their home department financial staff members for processing.

Eligibility

Huck graduate students who have been invited to talk or to present a poster (must include invitation to talk/abstract for poster) are eligible to apply for a travel award. Students must apply for the funds prior to the travel in order to be reimbursed. If not submitted prior to travel, it will not be be considered for a Huck Travel Award.

Application Requirement

All student applicants must submit a request form https://wiki.vpr.psu.edu/display/HUCKGPA/Graduate+travel+award+requests. The form will be sent to their respective program chairs for review and approval. If the student is approved, then the student will receive an electronic approval. 

Allowable expenses with documentation (no per diem/other expenses):

  • Transportation (air fare, mileage, etc.)
  • Lodging
  • Conference registration