The Larrick/Whitmore Graduate Student Travel Grants Program, granted on a competitive basis, provides funding for graduate student travel expense for those students who are personally presenting the results of their research and/or scholarly activity. In accordance with the donor’s instructions, the Whitmore funds will support graduate student travel to professional society meetings in the fields of Animal Science, Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication and Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences and the Larrick funds will support all other fields related to agricultural research.
The maximum award is $500. After meeting basic eligibility criteria, grants are awarded to those students who prepare applications that best describe the scholarly significance of their work. Students may only receive one travel grant per degree program (1 for M.S. and 1 for Ph.D.). The funds received can be applied to travel related expenses including registration fees, transportation charges not to exceed coach class airfare, lodging, meals, etc.
All currently registered graduate students, whose advisor or co-advisor has an ARD research appointment, are eligible to apply. This includes graduate students supervised by faculty of any rank and others with IANR adjunct appointments that have been previously grant-active and such grants or proposals have been recorded with a PCS code of Research and routed via IANR within UNL’s NUgrant system.
We will accept travel applications up to one year in advance and funding decisions will be made three times yearly in May, September and January.
Application deadlines for receipt in the ARD office are as follows (applications are sent from the student's Department)
- Suggested for travel June and after is April 30
- Suggested for travel October and after is September 9
- Suggested for travel February or after is the first work day in January