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Indiana University Bloomington

Department of Biology

Graduate Studies

Travel Awards

The Department offers several sources of funding to support graduate students attending scientific conferences.


Graduate students presenting a talk or poster on their research at a conference.


Varies; if a student is presenting a talk or poster, the Cleland (Plant & Fungal Biology students) and Floyd (Microbiology students) funds will cover up to $500 for travel expenses per student per year.  Other students presenting a talk or poster may apply for departmental funds to cover up to $250 for travel expenses per student per year.

Special Application Materials:

  • All required application materials should be submitted according to the most appropriate method detailed below.
  • Graduate students in the Plant & Fungal Biology program are eligible for Cleland awards, and should submit an application for consideration by Heather Reynolds.
  • Graduate students in the Microbiology Program are eligible for Floyd awards, and should submit for the consideration of Melanie Marketon: a copy of the abstract of the talk of poster to be presented, as well as information about the meeting title, location and dates. 
  • Other graduate students may apply for departmental travel funds, and should submit an application for the consideration of Debbie Martindale.

Applications are accepted at any time; funds are limited and are awarded on a first-come first-served basis.

Learn More:

Contact Debbie Martindale in the Business Office to inquire about availability of funds.

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