The IU Department of Biology offers several sources of funding to support its graduate students attending scientific conferences. Postdocs in Plant & Fungal Biology who are presenting a talk or poster on their research at a conference can apply for travel support from the Cleland fund one time during their tenure at IU (see the Cleland application link below under "How to apply").
Travel Awards Requirements
Graduate students presenting a talk or poster on their research at a conference.
Award amount varies. If a student is presenting a talk or poster, the Departmental Biology Enrichment (any Biology student) will cover up to $300, the Cleland (Plant & Fungal Biology students) up to $500, and the Floyd (Microbiology students) up to $300 for travel expenses per student per year.
How to apply
All required application materials should be submitted according to the most appropriate method detailed below.
- Graduate students in the Department of Biology are eligible for Departmental Biology Enrichment travel awards and may submit an application to Debbie Martindale for consideration.
- Graduate students in the Plant & Fungal Biology program are eligible for Cleland awards and should submit an application to Heather Reynolds for consideration.
- Graduate students in the Microbiology Program are eligible for Floyd Microbiology Travel Awards.
Applications are accepted at any time (unless otherwise noted); funds are limited and are awarded on a first-come first-served basis.
Contact Debbie Martindale in the IU Biology business office (Biology Bldg. 127) to inquire about availability of funds.