Students who have been selected by their department to attend an academic conference to compete or present a research paper may apply for funding through Student Academic Travel Fund (SATF). The formula used for allocations will never allow 100% of expenses to be funded. Students must always be prepared to cover a portion of the expenses, even when funding is available from other sources.
Applications must be picked up in person. In the case of a student group, designate one student as the "leader." The student leader is responsible for the application, handling of the funds and submitting necessary documents after the travel. Any time more than one student is attending the same conference to present/compete from the same department, the application must be submitted as "group" travel. Individual students may submit as long as they are competing or presenting, are the only one traveling, or there is no one else in the group competing/presenting.
Applications must be submitted a minimum of four weeks before the planned travel date to assure a check is cut the Thursday prior to the trip. Allocations are made on a first come-first served basis so application should be made as soon as registration, lodging, and other pertinent information is available.
For more information, or to pick up an application, visit BPSC 3.301 or call Donna at 936-468-1102.
The Office of Student Affairs Programs is committed to providing support for students with disabilities. If you are a student who needs an accommodation to attend or participate in one of our events or student organizations you are encouraged to stop by Room 325 in the Human Services Building to make your request. You may also call us at (936) 468-3004, TDD: (936) 468-1004.
If you have an accommodation request please see us as soon as possible, so we can make any arrangements necessary. Accommodations can only be arranged once a request has been submitted in writing to Disability Services. To the greatest extent possible, the Office of Student Affairs Programs shall observe confidentiality with respect to any request for accommodation.
Students who feel they have not been accommodated appropriately can appeal that decision utilizing the university appeals process.