Biology Undergraduate Travel Award

The Biology Undergraduate Travel Award ($250.00) supports Biology majors presenting their research at local, regional, national, or international meetings as well as students whose research requires travel to a field site .


Applicants must:

  • be a UMass Biology major in good standing.
  • be conducting independent research with a Biology Research Mentor.

Application Materials and Process

Students should submit:

  • Completed Biology Undergraduate Travel Award Application at least 4 weeks prior to travel.
  • A copy of meeting or conference abstract if applicable.
  • Letter of support from your Research Mentor.

Submitting an Award Application

Applications can be submitted at any time but should be received 4 weeks prior to travel. Submit by email to or by snail mail to:

Biology Undergraduate Travel Award Program
c/o Christiane Healey
Dept. of Biology
Morrill Science Center
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003