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Health Sciences Grant Funding

Travel to Scholarly Meetings

The Health Sciences Research Grant Committee is currently soliciting applications for travel to scholarly meetings. Applications may be submitted any time and will be reviewed periodically throughout the year, funds permitting. Funds will not be awarded retroactively.

Applications may be submitted anytime but must be received prior to the conference date.

Application Process

Applications are created and submitted electronically through eGrants. Information about eGrants is available at /online-tools/interactive-utilities/egrants/.

  • A copy of the acceptance of the paper on the scientific program or a copy of the program must accompany the request. 
  • If partial support is available from other sources, this information must be provided upon submission of the application.
  • Incomplete or undocumented applications will be returned.


Eligibility Information

Awards for economy airfare tickets and/or registration fees (documentation required) are limited to Academic Senate members only who present accepted abstracts before scholarly societies. Funding will only be awarded to the faculty member if they are presenting their paper. Preference will be given to speakers who are invited to give oral presentations on new research topics not funded by any existing grants and/or who will not be funded directly by the conference.  Applicants may provide a brief justification for their request.

When requests for travel support exceed funds available, assistant professors generally receive the highest priority.


Only one trip every other fiscal year (July 1-June 30) for any Senate member will be awarded. Only one travel award will be granted to multi-authored contributions. There is no limit to the number of awards faculty may receive over a period of years.  No payment will be approved on a first or business class ticket. Travel awards (domestic or foreign) will be made for a maximum of $750 towards economy airfares and/or registration fees. These funds are not restricted to the use of U.S. carriers. 

Use of Funds

  1. Cost of side trips unrelated to the conference funded will be deducted.
  2. Canceled trips must be reported promptly to allow for redistribution of funds.