Student Travel Funding Policy

The Department of Computer Science strives to enrich the education and professionalization of our students by supporting travel to conferences, seminars, and professional meetings/experiences. Limited funds have typically been available each academic year to help students defray some conference registration and travel costs if the student is making a presentation at a major conference in the field, receiving an award, or performing a significant administrative role (e.g., representing the program by staffing a table). Priority is given to students who publish a paper in a conference proceeding. When funds are available, the department will strive to fund students who:

  • Declared Computer Science undergraduate or graduate student
  • Are in good academic standing
  • Undergraduates: Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Graduates: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Enrolled in at least one computer science course
  • Delivering a talk, presenting a poster, or taking part in other department-related activities.

Students are eligible for available funding once per academic year.


Within two weeks after the conference, students who receive funding must submit a short, two–three paragraph article about their experience at the conference, which may be included on the department website or Facebook page. A picture from the conference would also be appreciated. Students who do not submit the write-up will not be eligible for further travel funding from the department.

Funding Request

To be considered for travel funding, students need to submit the following information:

  • Name
  • Conference Name
  • Conference Dates & Location
  • Conference Type: Regional, National, International
  • Presentation/Poster Title (if presenting)
  • If presenting a paper, will this be included in the conference proceedings?
  • Requested Budget (separate out registration fees, travel, and accommodation costs)