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Pace Undergraduate Student Academic Conference Travel Fund for Joint Presentations with Faculty Mentors

The Office of Student Success is pleased to announce the Pace Undergraduate Student Academic Conference Travel Fund for Joint Presentations with Faculty Mentors as a new initiative funded by the Provost office and available to Pace undergraduate students who will be presenting their research at professional conferences as part of their Pace Path. This new, competitive fund is open to undergraduate students who have been accepted to present their research at a professional conference with their faculty mentor.

To apply and be considered for up to $800 in reimbursement funds for a student travel, students/faculty can download the application (PDF) and email to Alec Koehler at akoehler@pace.edu at least one month before the conference date for domestic travel, and at least six weeks before the date for international travel. Only students can receive funding through this application process. Faculty should consult with their Dean’s Office for their own travel expenses, and are encouraged to utilize Kenan funds when possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year until the fund is exhausted.

There is a limit of $800 per student. One faculty member can bring up to two students for a total of $1600 in student support for the conference. However, if a faculty member would prefer to bring additional students, it is in the faculty member's purview to reduce the amount of funds per student, which means that the faculty member will have $1600 in student support, but spread out among more than two students (e.g., one faculty member brings 4 students means that each student could receive up to $400 in support). Up to two faculty can be used as sponsors for a single conference with a maximum amount of $3200 spread across four or more students. Students must be accompanied to the conference by a faculty member.* 

In order to be considered for the program, both the application and the student’s resume must be submitted. Faculty will also need to include the letter of acceptance from the sponsoring organization for the faculty member and student. The presentation must be for research or creative scholarship, and the student must be an active presenter at the conference and listed in the conference program. In addition, students who are chosen as conference travel fund recipients are required to sign up for the Alumni-Student Mentoring Program.  The Alumni-Student Mentoring Program is a unique opportunity for students to form meaningful and lasting relationships with alumni who are passionate about helping others discover and explore opportunities beyond the campus walls. More information will be provided if you are selected for funding. Pairs who are selected will also be required to submit post conference materials, including a faculty survey and student report.

Please note: Submitting an application will not guarantee funding, and acceptance does not guarantee an $800 grant. This is a reimbursement program for faculty and handled via the ChromeRiver application. All travel, lodging, etc. must be purchased upfront by the faculty sponsor, not students, and all subsequent receipts must be kept and submitted by the faculty sponsor.

*In extraordinary circumstances in which a faculty member will not be accompanying a student to the conference, students may submit an application on their own for consideration. However, students approved to travel alone must still find a faculty sponsor who will be responsible for booking/paying for student travel and conference costs upfront and then submit through Chrome River for reimbursement.


Past Presentations

Below is a sampling of the many student-faculty pairs that have received funding through the Pace Undergraduate Student Academic Conference Travel Fund to present their research. 

Dr. Sue Maxam and Cristina DeRose traveled to London, England to present their research The Perceived Impact of Comfort Dogs on College Students at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences.                

Dr. Judith Pajo and Shen Yang traveled to Oldenburg, Germany to present their research The Degradation in the Street Cornerse: Participan Observation in Two Soup Kitchens in New York City at the World Congress on Undergraduate Research.

Dr. Aditi Paul and Karolina Zaluski traveled to Washington D.C. to present their research Persuade to Date: A meta-analyses of advertising appeals of online dating applications from American and European countries at the International Communication Association.

Dr. Marcy Kelly and students Eric Casper, Jesse Devlin, and Alexa Karp traveled to San Francisco, CA to present their research A Cholesterol-Mediated Metabolic Shift Protects Mycobacterium bovis-BCG from GSH Induced Reductive Stress Killing at the American Society for Microbiology.

 

Dr. Sue Maxam and Christina Stewart traveled to Freiburg, Germany to present their research Using Crime Mapping to Identify and Understand Human Trafficking in the U.S. t the International Journal of Arts and Sciences.

   

Dr. Sue Maxam and students Danielle Ran and Rachel González traveled to Freiburg, Germany to present their research The Effect of Mobile Meditation on Mental Health at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference.