Conference Grants support students who have been accepted to *present* their own project findings at a professional or scholarly conference.
Next Application Deadline: 1st of every month (October 2021 to May 2022), 11:59pm PST
Faculty Mentor Letter Deadline: 7th of every month (October 2021 to May 2022), 11:59pm PST
Stipend: Up to $1,500
- Application deadlines are monthly (October - May). You should plan to apply for funding at least one month in advance of scheduled conference date
- Decisions are typically made within 6 weeks, and funding is disbursed approximately 3 weeks from award announcements
Where to Start
- Students interested in applying for a Conference Grant should connect with their Faculty Mentor regarding their proposed project and presentation - Faculty Mentors should meet required eligibility criteria
- Students should schedule a meeting with their Undergraduate Advising Director to further discuss project development and the application process
- Conference Grant proposals should not exceed a word count of 1,500 (not including appended materials)
- Applications must be submitted before the first day of the conference
- Read through our section on Preparing Your Application for more detailed information on the application materials you will need to assemble. Be sure to review the following links:
Conference Grant Policies & Eligibility
**In addition to the below criteria specific to the Conference Grant, all undergraduate students must meet our general eligibility requirements.**
- In the 2021-2022 academic year, until further notice, only applications for VIRTUAL CONFERENCES will be accepted. More on Stanford's travel policy can be found here.
- Grants can only fund conference registration, until further notice.
- Students are eligible to receive only one Conference Grant per academic year
- Graduating seniors can apply for conference grant funding to present at a conference that takes place within one quarter (including summer) of degree conferral.
- Co-terms who have not conferred their undergraduate degree may apply if the project fits into their undergraduate academic trajectory, e.g., honors thesis, capstone project, etc. Students paying graduate tuition are ineligible.
- Please note violations of Undergraduate Research policies are also violations of the Fundamental Standard and may be referred to the Office of Community Standards
- Students who fail to abide by the policies as set forth by Undergraduate Research, The Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and Stanford University will have low priority for future Undergraduate Research funding opportunities
- Undergraduate Research reserves the right to rescind funding at any given point and time should they be apprised of any policy violations as outlined above or as listed on the Eligibility Requirements webpage
Did you meet all the eligibility requirements? If so: