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Other Sources of Travel Funds for Student Presenters

Council on Undergraduate Research Divisional Student Travel Awards

As Institutional Members of CUR, our students can apply for funds for CUR Division Funds. Below is a list of divisional travel awards:

SUOAF Student Fund (criteria)

This fund is to support Eastern Connecticut State University students with financial need. This fund is unrestricted except for criteria set forth below:

  1. Recipient must be an Eastern student and who is not on academic probation.
  2. Recipient cannot receive greater than $275 per academic year
  3. Funds cannot be provided for conferences, unless in the case that the student receiving funds, is presenting at the conference. Furthermore, funds distributed for conference presentations are restricted to one per academic department in non-consecutive years only.

Steps for Faculty when a need is identified:

  • The Business Manager of ECSU Foundation Inc. ( is the point of contact for the disbursement of these emergency funds.
  • To initiate the process, the recommending faculty/staff person should email the Business Manager and provide the student's name, ID# and award amount, along with a brief description of what the funds will be used for.
  • Foundation will work with each awardee individually to figure out the most expedient way to disburse the funds.