Guidelines & Checklist

The Nevada System of Higher Education’s Sponsored Programs Office and EPSCoR (NSHE SSPO & EPSCoR) will support travel expenses for undergraduate students previously funded by the Solar Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Nevada project (NSF Award #IIA-1301726) during the Summer 2017 or Academic Year 2017-2018 Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP). Students may apply to participate and present their research at one of the following national conferences:
The intent of these travel awards is to provide support for expenses related to sharing the research completed under the NSF EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) while networking at a national meeting. Costs associated with course-related travel are not allowed.  As the funds to support student travel will be provided AS A REIMBURSMENT, interested students should work with the UROP faculty mentor to identify funds to pay for travel.  Selected students should work with the mentor and their department administrative staff to make travel arrangements upon notification of award.  

Please complete the following application by no later than Friday, August 24, 2018 to be considered for participation in one of the above-mentioned conferences.   As there is funding to support a limited number of students, applications will be reviewed collectively and those selected to participate will be notified by Thursday, August 30, 2018. 
  • Students must have completed a UROP experience in either Summer 2017 or Academic Year 2017-2018.
  • Students must be Hispanic and/or Native American/Alaska Native to apply for these particular conferences.
  • Students must be in good academic standing (GPA of 3.0 or above) as of May 2018. Students with a lesser GPA may apply but must submit a recommendation letter from their mentors supporting their request for funding.
  • Students must complete the online application and submit their May 2018 transcript and a brief letter of support written by their UROP mentor to
  • Students should not make any travel arrangements until they are contacted by the NSHE SPO-EPSCoR office. All applicants will be notified by August 30, 2018 as to whether or not they are approved for travel support.
To apply, students are required to submit the following to NSHE SSPO & EPSCoR:
  1. Completed online application form
  2. Brief letter of support from UROP mentor.  (This is required of all students, even those in good academic standing.)  The letter should briefly explain why the student would be a good candidate to participate/present at a national meeting, and it should demonstrate their willingness to support travel expenses until NSHE SPO-EPSCoR can provide reimbursement.
  3. Email your most recent transcript to

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF EPSCoR), Award #IIA-1301726.