The SMART Travel Grant (Groups)

If students are attending the same conference together but presenting separately, they should to submit a single proposal. Sections A and B may be completed by one of the students or the faculty mentor. Section C must be completed by each student who is giving a presentation (co-presenters may write this section together) and cannot be written by the faculty mentor.

Complete application and send it electronically to Your mentor must submit a letter of reference to

This award is available to IUSB undergraduate students traveling to conferences or workshops. If you will be traveling to a remote location to conduct research you should submit a SMART Expense Grant proposal. You may receive only one SMART Travel Grant per academic year. Preference will be given to students that will be presenting research at a conference. Eligible students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Except in special circumstances, proposals must be received by the committee at least two weeks prior to when funding is needed.  No awards will be made retroactively.

Please contact the program office at 574-520-4181 with any questions about your project.



  1. Name of conference, etc., destination, dates, and number of nights.
  2. Faculty Mentor/Department
  3. Name of proposal writer (if different from mentor)
  4. Contact information for proposal writer: address, e-mail, and daytime phone number


  1. Total cost of the trip.
  2. Itemized budget: Break down each category as fully as possible. Include transportation costs (ticket price or mileage), registration fee, and lodging. The SMART Committee will not fund meals or per diem for student travel. Where applicable, indicate both the cost per student and the total for the group (e.g., Airline tickets: $500 per student x 4 students = $2000).


Each student (or co-presenters) should provide the following information:

  1. Personal information: name, university ID, major, and expected graduation date for each author of the presentation.
  2. Title and a brief abstract of the presentation (no longer than 250 words) that identifies the presenter’s research question, methodology and conclusions.

There is no deadline for these proposals.

Your proposal should be submitted electronically to Erika Zynda. Your mentor's letter should be sent by email to the same address.