Presenting at Conferences

Funds are available to provide travel supplements to Reed Biology students wishing to present their research at a scientific conference.

BUSTA Awards

Travel awards are made possible by an endowed fund bequeathed to the Reed Biology Department by late Professor Helen Stafford. To be considered, students should submit an application, which should be prepared in consultation with your faculty advisor.

BUSTA Application Guidelines:

(Download the application here).
  1. Coversheet and Checklist (complete this page)
  2. Travel Application:
    • A brief (~1/2 page) description of the meeting to be attended. Explain why this is a particularly suitable meeting at which to present your research at this time. Identify and describe workshops and/or social events organized by the conference planners (refer to the meeting program) that you plan to attend, especially those geared toward undergraduates.
    • Your conference abstract with title. (Priority will be given to students who are presenting work at the meeting, but all applications with a strong justification for attendance will be considered.)
  3. Proof of submission of a Reed College Opportunity Grant application.
Applications are accepted and awarded on a rolling basis. Submit your application as soon as you decide to attend a meeting

Typical awards will include $500 to offset the cost of travel, registration and/or lodging. Co-submission of a Reed College Opportunity Grant is required.

Reed College Opportunity Grants

The most common use of this grant is to present research at a conference. Support can be given up to $1,500. Students can request a per diem to cover food and ground transportation. The per diem for the 2016-2017 year is $55.00 per night.

Opportunity Grant Application Guidelines

There are 5 application deadlines each year. See this year’s deadlines and learn how to apply here.