Conrad Fund Application

2020-2021 | Application

Travel Funds Available for HSSP Majors and Minors

In 2012, the Health: Science, Society and Policy Program established the Conrad Fund, which provides support for HSSP students’ travel expenses. We are pleased to post this year’s Call for Applications to the Conrad Fund. Review of applications will begin on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, and will continue, on a rolling basis, until two recipients have been selected. 

The Conrad Fund supports travel related to students’ research and professional development. Preference will be given to students requesting support to travel to collect data for theses or independent research projects or to present the results of their research at professional conferences. This year’s awards will support travel during AY 2020–2021. Up to $300 is available for each award. 

Your proposal must include a cover sheet (see full application), a 1–2 page essay describing how you will use the funds (details below), and certification that you have applied to at least one other source of funding (i.e., an email acknowledging receipt of your application, a letter of award, etc.), and proof that you have applied also to at least one other source of funding, such as the Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fund or another Academic Fellowship

Your essay should provide the reviewers with a brief overview of your project (what are your research questions? what research methods are you using? what is the importance of the project from a HSSP perspective?), your plans for travel (what will you do when you travel? why is it important to your project?), and how this project related travel will support your learning in HSSP.

Applications should be submitted to HSSP Program Administrator Kathryn Howell by email as a single pdf file. Questions about the application process also may be directed to Ms. Howell.  Applications will be reviewed by a committee of HSSP faculty.

Award recipients will submit a 250-word report on their project/conference/event, including a final accounting of funds, no later than one (1) month following completion of their Conrad Fund supported travel.