» Student Travel Grant

The Fowler School of Engineering offers funding for students to share their scholarly work at a conference, professional meeting, or site external to Chapman University. Grants are also available to support travel to conduct research. 

Student travel grants are awarded on a reimbursement basis. We do not provide cash advances or advance payment for travel expenses.  Expenses incurred that are out of compliance with Chapman’s Travel and Expense policy are the responsibility of the student and will not be reimbursed.  Please carefully read your award notification for complete details and terms of the reimbursement process.

Eligibility Requirements  

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits per semester.
  • Applicants must be enrolled and active in a Fowler School of Engineering major.
  • Applicants must be in good academic standing with the University.
  • All students who are awarded a Fowler Engineering Travel Grant are required to present their work at Chapman University Student Scholar Symposium during the academic year in which they received their travel award. 
  • Applicants must include a letter of support from their faculty advisor. 
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted. 
  • Only one travel grant will be awarded per academic year. 


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, students are encouraged to apply immediately upon acceptance to present their scholarly work and a minimum of six (6) weeks prior to the travel date. 

Students must apply prior to the dates of travel and with enough advance time to allow the request to be processed. Please allow a minimum of 14 days for the request to be reviewed. Expenses incurred prior to approval may not be reimbursed, especially if the request is denied. Students should not pay any costs of travel before receiving approval. 

Incomplete applications will not be accepted and must include the following supporting documentation:

  • Presentation proposal - Submit a 450-500 word proposal containing the presentation abstract and how it contributes to their academic career.
  • Proof of presentation acceptance by the conference
  • Letter of support from faculty mentor
  • Estimated costs:
    • registration fees
    • lodging
    • meals
    • travel

Please email engineering@chapman.edu if you have any questions.