Douglas D. Randall Young Scientists Development Fund
In the spirit of dedication to the growth of young scientists embodied by Dr. Douglas D. Randall throughout his life, the Douglas D. Randall Young Scientists Development Fund provides travel awards to students and postdoctoral fellows studying life sciences.
The travel scholarships are awarded to graduate students, postdoctoral associates, undergraduate students, and research scientists who are members of the Interdisciplinary Plant Group, the College of Veterinary Medicine, Comparative Medicine, Biological Sciences, or the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources and who are performing research in the life sciences.
Awards are granted for conference or meeting travel, training workshops or courses, specialized training, or off-campus research opportunities.
Awards will not be given for research activities that have occurred in the past (i.e., before the application due date). Awards also will not be given to support activities to collect data.
Award sizes may vary but are generally around $500.
Awards can cover travel (airfare, mileage, vehicle rental, mass transit), lodging, and conference fees. Travel for research (for example, to gather data in another state or learn a technique in another lab) is allowable.
Awards will be dispensed as reimbursements after recipients have submitted required documents and travel receipts. MU policy requires receipts for reimbursement and will not reimburse for expenses incurred greater than 60 days in the past.
Complete and submit the application form by the dates and times listed below. By submitting an application, applicants verify that they are registered for the conference, meeting, or training workshop.
|Applications are due||Awards are announced|
|Second Monday in September, 5:00 PM||First Monday in October
|Second Monday in December, 5:00 PM||First Monday in February
|Second Monday in March, 5:00 PM||First Monday in April
Travel Grant Electronic Application Form:
Last Revised: August 11, 2010