Student Research

Research Travel Resources

Students may contact the UMKC Office of Student Involvement (OSI) for research travel funding requests through the Student Activity Fee Committee. Click on ‘RooGroups’, then click on ‘Campus Links’ at the top of the page, and then ‘Submit a SGA (SAFC) Funding Request’.  In the request for funding, it is important to provide detail and emphasize that you will be presenting the results of your research and not simply just attending the conference as an attendee. FAQs, Deadlines for Submission, and Guidelines can be found on the following webpage (


UMKC Women’s Council
Graduate Assistance Fund

Established in 1971, the GAF provides financial support to women currently enrolled in graduate programs or women first professional students in the schools of Dentistry, Law, Medicine or Pharmacy. The fund is focused on the dimension beyond the classroom and thus does not fund tuition and textbooks. The funds are designed to assist with the completion of requirements for graduate and first professional degrees, to help facilitate studies beyond the classroom along with enriching and encouraging educational experiences. A maximum of $2,000 may be requested. Please keep in mind, the average GAF award is closer to $1,000.

Deadline for submission is typically in November.


APS Excellence in Professional Student (MD or DO) Research Travel Awards

Provides funds for MD or DO students to attend, present their research, and participate fully in the Experimental Biology (EB) meeting. To be considered for the award, the candidate must be enrolled as either an MD or DO student (NOT MD/PhD), be the first author on a submitted abstract to an APS session for the EB meeting, and be working with an APS member. The applicant does not need to be an APS member at the time of application.

Application deadline: Check website for detail