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Skidmore College
Office of Academic Advising

Student Travel to Present Awards

Students attending a conference

Student Travel to Present Funds are made possible by generous friends and alumni of Skidmore College. Awards support student travel to present research or creative projects at a conference or a professional meeting. Grants may be used to defray the costs of travel to the conference, lodging, and meals. Students should seek support from their departments to cover conference registration and membership fees in the professional organization. Grant amounts are typically $500-$700 and depend on availability of funds each semester.

We do not provide funds for travel to attend a meeting where the student does not present. We also do not provide funds for student travel related to a class activity (required or voluntary) or as part of a co-curricular activity sponsored by a department or program.

We support travel to a conference only when you are officially presenting research results or when you can demonstrate that specific content at the conference is critical to your research project (i.e., you can demonstrate that the conference is a research resource).


Students must apply at least three weeks before the conference.