Capstone Research Presentations

The culminating experience of a research project is the opportunity to present one's findings in a professional setting at a national meeting or conference. The Maryland-HHMI Undergraduate Research Fellowship program provides students up to $1,200 to help defray the cost of traveling to a professional conference.

Student giving a poster presentation at a scientific conference.

To apply

  • Fill out a Capstone form (doc
  • Attach the abstract of the paper or poster you intend to present
  • Supply an estimated budget for your travel, including registration fees, transportation, and lodging. Meal costs not covered by meeting registration fees are reimbursed according to the standard university per diem (currently $47/day).
  • Have your mentor email a letter of support to HHMI@umd.edu

Application materials should be submitted to the HHMI Programs office (1313 Symons Hall) at least one month prior to travel.

 See a listing of students who have received Capstone awards