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 $400 and is awarded on a competitive basis. Students may only receive one travel grant per degree program (1 for M.S. and 1 for Ph.D.). Recipients who are unable to participate in the awarded meeting must inform ARD as soon as possible to preserve eligibility for future funding consideration within the same degree program. 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 IANR research appointment, including Science Literacy, 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 January, April and September. Applications must be submitted by the student's Department.
Application deadlines are as follows:
- Suggested for travel March 2020 and after is January 6, 2020
- Suggested for travel June 2020 and after is April 6, 2020
- Suggested for travel October 2020 and after is September 14, 2020