The Judith Kroll Undergraduate Student Research/Travel Award
Application Deadline: November 15, 2021, by 5pm
Professor Judith Kroll, co-founder of the Penn State Center for Language Science (CLS), is deeply invested in supporting undergraduate research. In her honor, the CLS sponsors an undergraduate student research award.
This year, because of COVID-19, the award has been modified to support both in-person conference travel, in-person research, virtual conference registration fee reimbursement and virtual research. The applicant can decide what option they feel most comfortable pursuing.
Purpose: To provide support for promising undergraduate students working with CLS faculty for (A) travel for a national or international conference to present their research or conference registration fee reimbursement for a virtual conference OR (B) expenses necessary for the completion of a in-person or virtual research project (e.g., participant compensation, testing materials, recording media). The maximum amount available is $3,500.
Who: Undergraduate students who are engaged in research with a CLS faculty member are eligible to apply for support for that research, or for travel or virtual expenses to a conference in order to make a presentation on that research. Because funds are limited, students who have been recipients of a Kroll award may not apply again.
When: Undergraduate students who receive award funds will have access to the funds between October 1, 2021 and June 10, 2021. However, funds cannot be awarded to students who have graduated (i.e., we cannot support travel to a conference in the summer for a student graduating the preceding spring). Also, funds cannot be disbursed to graduates. It is the applicant’s responsibility to plan ahead such that the expenses are incurred and can be reimbursed prior to graduation
Obligations of awardees:
If you and your supervisor have any questions about eligible expenses, contact the chair of the award committee.
Submitting your application:
Applications are due November 15, 2021 by 5 pm.
Applications will be reviewed and award recipients will be notified within a 2 week period following the deadline.
Funds must be expended by June 10th, 2022. (Airfare and conference registrations should typically be prepaid using a university purchasing card; email Brittany Guenot at firstname.lastname@example.org).
If traveling outside the U.S., you must receive approval through the Travel Safety Network (http://tsn.psu.edu/) at least 30 days before traveling, and the TSN approval email must be submitted along with receipts in order to receive reimbursement. NO TSN, NO REIMBURSEMENT!