Biology Undergraduate Travel Award

The Biology Undergraduate Travel Award 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 Alex Gerson
Dept. of Biology
Morrill Science Center
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003