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UI COM Scientific Conference Travel Support

The UI COM Scientific Conference Travel Support provides University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine medical students with financial support to present the results of research, scholarship, and discovery related activities at national scientific conferences. Medical students are eligible for up to $1,500 of reimbursable expenses.

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Requirements Heading link

Support is available once during the medical school period for those students who meet the following requirements.


  • M1-M4 UI COM student (not LOA or graduate period for MD/PhD).
  • Registered and in good academic standing.
  • Research conducted while a UI COM student with a faculty mentor.
  • Research accepted for meeting presentation.
  • First author status on the presentation.
  • Student is the individual presenting at meeting.


  • Students must complete the Scientific Conference Travel Support Application
  • All applications must be received at least 1-month prior to the presentation. Applications not received in a timely matter may be denied.

Eligible expenses

  • Conference registration.
  • Travel/transportation (e.g., airfare at economy class, including baggage fees).
  • Meals reimbursed at the University’s per diem rate.
  • Poster preparation expense.

Please note that receipts are required for all expenses.


Upon completion of travel, the recipient must submit a Research Presentation Summary Form (1-page summary of the experience) and also commit to presenting the research at the annual College of Medicine Research Forum. These deliverables are required for reimbursement.

What to Expect After Applying Heading link

When feasible, a decision will be made on the award within 1-week of application submission. Applicants will be notified via e-mail.