Undergraduate Research

Conference Travel Funds


The RSCA program offers two types of professional conference travel awards: the Undergraduate Research Experience Travel Award (URETA) and the Student Travel Award (STA). Each is intended to support students to present their faculty-mentored scholarship at a professional conference or other performance venues. The URETA is targeted to students who AYURE or SURE students to present their work; the STA is targeted to all other undergraduate students to present their work. 

Faculty who mentor student presenters may also receive funding. See the details in the URETA and STA applications or this flow chart.


Applications and Instructions

Download the URETA Guidelines & Application (fillable PDF) or STA Guidelines & Application (fillable PDF) and a signed Travel Requisition Form 8.17. Both applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please follow the instructions carefully.

*Both URETA and STA applications can be submitted in hard copy or electronically with PDFs of supporting documentation (abstract, acceptance, etc.). Please note that a travel requisition must be handed in separately with an original signature.

If your travel includes driving your own car, download the Statement of Automobile Travel (Word) to complete after your travel. Use of a personal automobile is associated with liabilities. Please note that you will be reimbursed for the lesser cost of personal car use or rental car use.


Students will be representatives of SUNY New Paltz and must adhere to the details of the SUNY Paltz and New York State travel policies