Recognizing the importance of medical students, graduate students, residents, and fellows presenting research as part of their academic and professional development, the Office of Diversity grants travel awards to trainees interested in showcasing their scholarly research and/or developing professional skills and networks. Allocation of these resources is done with the intention of supporting endeavors that provide educational value to our trainees and to the greater IU School of Medicine community. Should funding be provided, conference attendees are responsible for disseminating information about the conference back to the respective affinity or interest groups.
There are a limited number of travel awards available for the academic year. The diversity office accepts travel grant applications on a rolling basis. Applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to intended travel. The following guidelines will be used to evaluate travel proposals and award funding:
- A maximum of $500 will be awarded to an individual who is presenting their research at a professional conference.
- A maximum of $350 will be awarded to an individual who is attending a professional conference.