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College of Education Travel Awards

College of Education Conference Travel Awards of $500 are available for COE doctoral students to fund travel to professional conferences for the express purpose of presenting a paper/poster.  Four awards will be given this academic year for conferences between July 1-Dec 30 and additional awards will be given in the Spring for conferences between Jan 1 - Jun 30. Please read all the instructions on this page before beginning an application.

Applications are now being accepted for conferences between July 1 - Dec 31 only.  You may receive an award for a conference you've previously attended as long as it took place between Jul 1 and December 31, 2017 and the funds will be provided to you retroactively.

Applications for conferences taking place in the second half of the academic year (Jan 1 - Jun 30, 2018) will not be accepted until next academic year.  Please do not submit applications for conferences that take place in that time window until then.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  October 20, 2017, 5:00 p.m.  The online form is available here.

Eligibility: Doctoral students enrolled in any College of Education doctoral program are eligible to apply. Students must provide official confirmation that their paper/poster session has been accepted for presentation at the conference. Conference travel must be completed between July 1 and December 31, 2017. Priority will be given to requests for which the student is the primary presenter and no other travel funding has been secured, with consideration of the professional development and networking opportunities provided by conference attendance.  Please only apply for funds for one conference per application.  If you are applying for more than one conference, you must submit more than one application.

Application Procedure:  A complete application packet will include:
• A completed application form:      Online form     
• An approval form signed by both you and your faculty advisor (click here for form)
• A copy of your presentation abstract
• A copy of your official acceptance of the paper/poster for conference presentation (e.g. an email from the conference organizer, a printed program with your name and presentation listed or a letter of acceptance).

Application Deadline: The application deadline for the Fall 2017 COE Conference Travel Award is October 20, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. Attachments can be submitted to Lisa Fortin via email (attach all documents in one email) to or attached in the online form.  Incomplete packets will not be considered.  If you need to hand in paper documents, take them to the front desk in HEDCO 130 and drop them off there.

Review of Applications: Applications will be reviewed by the student's degree department. Decisions will be made and applicants will be notified of award status by November 13, 2017. If funds remain, applications will continue to be accepted on an ongoing basis until all awards have been made.  Any funds awarded will be deposited into the student’s UO account.  It may take several weeks to process the deposit and if you are receiving federal financial aid, this award may affect your financial aid eligibility.

Have any questions?  Please contact Lisa Fortin at or at 541-346-1607.