Project & Conference Funding

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Apply for funding to support your mentored projects or conference presentations.

Now Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted for project and conference funding. Submit your application materials by October 6, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Apply for Funding

Project funding is available to make undergraduate experiential learning possible, and can be used for materials and supplies needed to accomplish the project goals. Conference funding is available to undergraduate students to present their work at academic and professional conferences.
 
Individuals and Groups
  • Both individual students and groups of students can use the funding applications below.
  • Maximum funding amounts for projects and conferences are:
    • $500 for individuals
    • $750 for groups

If you start a funding application form and need to stop for any reason, you can click "Save and Resume Later" to generate a unique link. You can use that link anytime within 30 days to complete your submission.

Project Funding
  • To be eligible for project funding, you must complete the Preparation Phase of an ELN Digital Badge.
Conference Funding

Deadlines

Online applications for funding (form and signature page) are due on or before the following dates no later than 4:00 p.m. 

  • October 6, 2021
  • November 3, 2021
  • February 16, 2022
  • April 6, 2022
Signature Forms

Signature forms must be submitted via email to ubeln@buffalo.edu before your funding application is considered complete. 

What You Should Know Before Getting Started

1. Confirm your eligibility for project and conference funding.

  • To be eligible for project or conference funding, you must be an undergraduate student (not have earned your bachelor's degree). 
  • To be eligible for project funding, you must complete the Preparation Phase of an ELN Digital Badge before submitting your funding application. Only students who have completed the Preparation Phase are eligible for funding.
  • To be eligible for conference funding, you must submit proof that you have been accepted to present at the conference. Your acceptance email will satisfy this requirement.

2. Preview the form and gather information prior to starting your submission. 

3. Review the proposal evaluation criteria. 

4. Ensure you submit the appropriate signature form to finalize your application.

  • Your funding application will not be complete until you email the appropriate signature form to ubeln@buffalo.edu by the funding deadline.

5. Funding Timeline

  • After the funding deadline, the ELN staff will review all applications and email you directly with a funding decision. This can take 1-2 weeks, depending on the volume of submissions. 
  • After funding decisions are announced, the transfer of funds may take several weeks.