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Undergraduate Advising and Research
Parker House, HB 6201
Hanover, NH
Phone:  603.646.3690
Fax:  603.646.8190

EPSCoR Undergraduate Travel Awards
(Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research)

Program Description

Travel awards of up to $750 for students to attend a national meeting or conference with a faculty advisor and present a paper or poster.  The presented research must be in the physical sciences, mathematics, computing science, or engineering.


*  Major in one of the following disciplines: a) physical sciences such as physics, chemistry, astronomy, and earth sciences, b) mathematics, c) computer science, and d) engineering.
*  Prior presentation of the paper or poster at an on-campus conference, symposium, workshop, seminar or similar academic program.
*  Support of the faculty research advisor who will accompany the student to the national meeting.
*  National meeting or conference must take place while the student is still an undergraduate.  The exception to this is for seniors who are continuing on to graduate school in the sciences.  In that case, the meeting or conference can take place after graduation from Dartmouth.


The application materials and reimbursement guidelines are available on the EPSCoR website (see the section labeled "Student Travel Awards").  BE SURE TO READ THESE CAREFULLY!!

Checklist of materials:
* Application form
* Letter of recommendation from faculty research advisor
* Transcript:  request an unofficial transcript from bannerstudent

All application materials should be submitted electronically and in hard copy:
         - electronic:  email to "undergraduate research"
         - hard copy:  send or deliver to Undergraduate Advising & Research, HB 6201, 101 Parker House.

NOTE:  You must download and send the "guidelines" document to your faculty research advisor when requesting a letter of recommendation for the program.  The guidelines document includes information as to what needs to be addressed in the recommendation letter.

What is EPSCoR?

The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) was established by the National Science Foundation in 1979 and has since been adopted by several other funding agencies.  EPSCoR status is awarded to states that historically have received lower levels of federal research funding with the objective of increasing a state's research competitiveness.  New Hampshire's EPSCoR ( is administered by the Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization at UNH and a 14-member statewide committee composed of representatives from business, government and academia.


Last Updated: 7/2/13