Conference Presentation

Academic Conference Presentation

A student travels to a regional, national, or international conference or symposium for the purposes of presenting the results of their faculty-mentored research. The purpose of this opportunity is to allow students to participate in professional development that will have an impact on their academic and/or career goals.

Grant Requirements:
  1. A Proposal (4-5 double-spaced pages) that includes:
    1. A 100-200 word Abstract describing the conference, the research you will be presenting, the significance of your research, and your goals for the conference.
    2. A Description of the Conference: what organization is holding the conference, dates & location, poster presentation or panel presentation, etc.
    3. A Description of the Session/Panel in which you will be presenting your research.
    4. A copy of the Presentation Title and Abstract that as been accepted.
    5. A brief Discussion of the Broader Impact that the presentation might have (i.e. what contribution does this research make to the scholarly community). You should discuss your research in the context of current research, as demonstrated by in-text citations AND a short bibliography of relevant scholarship.
    6. A statement of Learning Goals (i.e. how this presentation relates to and advances your academic plans, intellectual development, and professional goals).
    7. Any additional information or items relevant to your proposal.
  2. A Letter of Recommendation from a supervising Notre Dame faculty member.
    • After you have submitted your proposal using the Common Application, the faculty member should recieve an email with instructions for uploading their letter. Faculty will not be able to submit their letter until after the proposal has been submitted. We allow a 5-day grace period beyond the deadline to receive letters of recommendation. Grant proposals for which we do not receive a faculty recommendation five days beyond the original deadline will not be considered for funding. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that their faculty mentor uploads their recommendation letter in a timely manner.
  3. An itemized Budget using the approved CUSE student budget form
    • CUSE budget guidelines can be found here. The budget must be itemized and show all your calculations for figuring out each cost and a source to justify those calculations.  It is the student's responsibility to develop a budget that is complete and accurate. Students must submit their budget on URApply with the student budget form. Any changes to a budget after the project is awarded, such as transfers between line items, must be pre-approved by CUSE. 
  4. A completed domestic travel waiver if traveling within the United States. Students traveling internationally must register their travel with Notre Dame International.
    • *Please DO NOT complete the travel registry until you have received notification that you have received an award from CUSE (disregard the automated email that URApply sends requesting one). 
  5. Human subjects / IRB approval, if applicable.
    • Students engaging in research involving human subjects must complete research ethics training and submit a protocol to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for approval. Students who require IRB approval to conduct research must submit a copy of the approval from Notre Dame Research. Follow the link for more information on IRB and the training and submission process
Funding Limits
  • Academic Year: $1000
  • Summer $1000