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Travel Grants

Many national meetings and conferences offer travel grants. Please explore those options from each confernce. Additionally, check with your PI/mentor if they have funds or can help you get travel funding from their department or section.

Below are travel funding options available at IU School of Medicine and IU Indianapolis. If you have any questions, please send inquiries to or contact Brittney-Shea Herbert, PhD.

IU School of Medicine Medical Student Travel Grants

The IMPRS Office has limited funds for medical student travel awards each academic year. The purpose of the fund is to help medical students defray the cost of attending regional or national scientific meetings to present their scientific research or other scholarly work as a poster or oral presentations.

A review committee will evaluate the applications on a competitive basis four times within the academic year and a limited number of awards are available in each cycle due to the limited available funds.

This is a competitive process. Applying does not guarantee funds will be granted. Be mindful when making your travel plans. If awarded, funds are granted as reimbursements after you return from the conference and the required documentations are submitted.

Please contact Brittney-Shea Herbert or Anne Nguyen directly for more information or if you have questions related to the travel grants.

Apply for a travel grant


  • Must be enrolled as an IU School of Medicine medical student in good standing.
  • Must be the presenting author (first author) of the poster or platform session at a national/international meeting. Only one person can be first author and be presenting a talk or poster. We will only accept one application per presentation.
  • Priorities will be given to first-time applicants. If funds are available, prior grant awardees or recipients of major scholarships will be considered.
  • Maximum requested amount is $500.
  • The faculty mentor or department in which the research or scholarly work was done is also expected to contribute to the support of the student’s travel.


  • Awards can only be applied to registration fee, transportation and hotel accommodations.
  • You may only submit a travel grant for one conference and one presentation per academic year.
  • If you have been awarded the grant, you are asked to submit proof of attendance in order to receive the funds in your bursar account. Upon your return, please submit a 1/2 page synopsis of conference and receipts (registration, airfare and/or hotel accommodations).

Absolute Deadlines: Applicants will be reviewed immediately after the cycle submission due date.


  • Cycle 1: September 15
  • Cycle 2: December 15
  • Cycle 3: March 15
  • Cycle 4: June 15

To apply, fill out the application form, upload a copy of abstract and copy of official acceptance/notification (if applicable) to present for selection process. Applications will be reviewed after the cycle submission due date. If awarded, funds are granted as reimbursements after you return from your trip and the required documentations are submitted to

Additional Travel Grants