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Travel Awards

Regional Travel Award

for 2024 - OPEN 

Region VII supports travel awards to offset the costs of attendance at the NCURA Annual and Regional Meeting. 

See below for details.

2024 Travel Awards

Applications for travel awards for the 2024 NCURA National Meeting and Region VI/VII Fall Regional Meeting are now being accepted. Region VII will be supporting three (4) travel awards. We will award one (1) travel award of $500 in support of conference registration fees for attendance at the National Meeting to be held August 4-7, 2024 in Washington, D.C., and three (3) travel awards of $500 each for the Region VI/VII Fall Regional Meeting, to be held September 22-25, 2024, in Albuquerque, NM. These awards are to help offset the costs of attendance.

The deadline for receipt of applications and nominations for these travel awards is
Friday, May 31, 2024.

Eligibility Criteria

1. Applicants must be research administrators from within the Region VII geographic area (AZ • CO• ID • MT • NM • UT• WY). Applicants need not be members of NCURA in order to apply, however preference will be given to Region VII members.

2. Applications and support letters must demonstrate both the potential benefit of the award and the individual/institutional need for travel assistance.

3. The application and/or the support letter(s) must demonstrate that the applicant has secured their manager or supervisor's approval to attend the meeting.

4. Should the cost of attendance exceed the amount of the award, the application and/or the support letter(s) must confirm that the awardee or the awardee’s home institution will cover the balance.

Selection of the awardees will be determined by the Region VII Award Committee, based on perceived need and potential benefit to the applicant and the applicant’s institution. Selection criteria used by the Committee include:

* Benefit of attendance

* Candidate's contribution to his/her organization, and ability to add value to organization if able to attend the meeting

* Relevant experience of the candidate

* Strength and applicability of support letter(s).

* Reasons why the applicant's institution could not support the applicant's attendance at the meeting in the absence of a travel award

Selection Criteria

Past Travel Award Recipients


Annual Meeting:

Kathryn O'Hayre - Colorado State University

Regional Meeting:

Howard Bergman - Arizona State University

Chrissy Charny - Colorado State University

Julie Wenzel - Colorado State University


Annual Meeting:

John Williamson - Colorado State University-Pueblo

Regional Meeting:

Diana Ehrlich - Colorado State University 

Emmalee Moore - University of Wyoming


Annual Meeting:

Shannon Malone - Fort Lewis College

Regional Meeting:

Alicia Armentrout - Colorado State University

Sharon Buck - Northern Arizona State University

Kenwyn Richards - University of Idaho


Annual Meeting: 

Annette Foster - Colorado State University

Samantha Mayhew - Colorado State University

Regional Meeting:

Audrey Oberlin - Colorado State University

Rachel Norris - Montana State University


Annual Meeting:

Regional Meeting:


Annual Meeting:

Nicole Tuttle - Utah State University

Regional Meeting:

Catherine Douras - Colorado State University


Annual Meeting:

Dianthony Davis - University of Colorado Denver

Spencer Thomas - Huntsman Cancer Institute

Regional Meeting:

Becky Van Zee - Montana State University

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