Trainee Travel Award Application

MBI Reimbursement Policy: The applicant’s department will handle their travel authorization and pay initially. Once the travel and related expense report is completed, the department will send a copy of the expense report to the MBI. We will then process an E2E (expense transfer) moving the expenses to our general revenue and off their accounts, up to the approved amount of the award.


Trainee travel awards provided by the McKnight Brain Institute (MBI) cover travel expenses to attend nationally and internationally visible, brain or neuroscience-related conferences with a specific purpose of presenting research data as either a poster or oral presentation. Applicant must be the presenting author on an accepted abstract for work performed at UF and in a neuroscience discipline. MBI Trainee Travel Awards are available to eligible undergraduate, graduate students, postdocs, fellows, and residents throughout the UF community. If awarded, support from the MBI should be acknowledged at the time of presentation and on all related materials.

Covered expenses can include registration, airfare, lodging, parking, taxi and tolls not to exceed a total of $1,000. Limited to one award per individual, per fiscal year (July-June).

We do not fund workshop attendance or presentations at workshops or similar events. Additionally, we do not fund meals or per diems. Individuals who have received at least $10,000 in MBI funding within the past fiscal year are not eligible to apply for this award.

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  • Application Agreement

  • I certify that all information provided on this application is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand any false statements or untruths will result in my forfeiture of the award should I be selected as a recipient and my returning any/ all MBI Travel Award monies awarded to me. I understand that no personal travel is authorized related to this award. Funds may only be used for my expenses, and not the expenses of others. I understand the award is forfeited if the event or my travel is cancelled or changed for any reason, or if I do not present my work for any reason. I agree that if awarded, I will acknowledge the MBI support at my presentation and on all related materials.