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Rausser College of Natural Resources Travel Grant Application

Please submit all requested materials online by 5pm on the day of the deadline. Proposals received after this deadline will be considered pending availability of funds.

Fall Deadline: September 15 (travel must take place between first day of fall semester and the day before spring semester) 

Spring Deadline: February 15 (travel must take place between first day of spring semester and the day before summer semester)

Summer Deadline: May 15 (travel must take place between first day of summer semester and the day before fall semester) * due to shelter in place orders travel may not be happening this summer

The Rausser College Travel Grant is designed to help students fund travel that is related to independent research and/or participation in conferences. To be eligible, applicants must be undergraduate students in the College, be in good academic standing, and have a faculty sponsor from within the College. Travel must take place while individuals are registered or continuing students.

Grant amounts will depend on the location of the proposed travel, but will generally be no more than $400 for travel within California, up to $600 for travel elsewhere in North America, and up to $1,000 for international travel. Priority will be given to students conducting or presenting research.

The Travel Grant is intended to support students participating in independent research projects outside of those being organized through an internship, study abroad, research, or service program so costs incurred during these types of programs are not eligible expenses for Travel Grant funding. Cal rental and fuel costs will not be covered to/from areas where a Student EasyPass can be used. Recent graduates are not eligible to apply for Travel Grant funding.

All recipients must submit this form within one month of returning from their trip. These summaries may be given to the Travel Grant donor(s) upon request and/or used in Travel Grant-related communications. The Travel Grant would not be possible without the generosity and support of Rausser College alumni and friends. Recipients are also required to present their research at a Rausser College Poster Session (typically held in April and November each year). Each recipient must present their own poster presentation. 

To apply, complete the form below and upload a PDF that includes:

  • Personalized description of your project (your learning outcomes, objectives, hypothesis, details)
  • Personalized description of your desired travel (including a timeline for when you will depart and return)
  • Detailed budget demonstrating your costs (please use this template and include any outside funding sources secured or pending) signed by your Rausser Faculty Sponsor

Please save your PDF as First & Last Name_ CNR Travel Grant App_Term_Year (example: Ryann Madden_CNR Travel Grant App_Spring_2020)

Funds are limited, so applicants are encouraged to also apply for alternative funding sources such as the ASUC, Scholarship Office, Undergraduate Research at Berkeley, and Sponsored Projects for Undergraduate Research (SPUR), and/or through their faculty sponsor or mentor.

Students who submit proposals on or before the priority deadline should hear from the Travel Grant Coordinator within three weeks of the advertised deadline. 

For more information, contact cnr.grants@berkeley.edu

By submitting this webform, you confirm that you understand the terms and conditions of the Travel Grant, that you agree to submit individual proposals, you will present at a Rausser College poster session in the time specified should your proposal be selected,  and that all information supplied in this application is correct.

As a reminder: Please save your PDF as First & Last Name_ CNR Travel Grant App_Term_Year (example: Ryann Madden_CNR Travel Grant App_Spring_2020)