Recognizing the importance of medical/graduate students, residents, and fellows presenting research as part of their academic and professional development, the Office of Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, and Diversity (FA|PD|D) grants travel awards to trainees interested in showcasing their scholarly research and/or developing professional skills and networks. Allocation of these resources is done with the intention of supporting endeavors that provide educational value to our trainees, to the greater IUSM community, and to further our IUSM Diversity Strategic Framework. The three pillars in this framework are: (1) representational diversity, (2) inclusive environment, and (3) cultural competence/humility. Should funding be provided, conference attendees are responsible for disseminating information about the conference back to FA|PD|D and the respective affinity or interest groups.
There are a limited number of travel awards available for the academic year. FA|PD|D accepts travel grant applications on a rolling basis. Applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to intended travel. The following guidelines will be used to evaluate travel proposals and award funding:
- A maximum of $500 will be awarded to an individual who is presenting their research at a professional conference.
- A maximum of $350 will be awarded to an individual who is attending a professional conference.
Please note: Any funds awarded to medical and graduate students will be distributed to the student’s account unless otherwise noted. Residents’ and fellows’ reimbursements will be processed via check or direct deposit unless otherwise noted. Group funding requests will be considered, but is not guaranteed. Approval for group funding will be determined on a case-by-case basis, pending availability of funds and Director approval. No individual will be eligible for more than $500 during an academic year.