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Support for Students from Underrepresented Groups to Attend Methodological Workshops
Procedure for Securing Support
To apply for workshop support, students should complete the web form below. Students should be notified by the workshop award coordinator of their status within one month.
Expenses Supported by Receipts
Workshop support can be used for tuition or travel to the workshop. After attending the workshop, the award recipient must submit a reimbursement request along with supporting receipts using the web form below. Questions about the reimbursement process should be directed to the SMEP Financial Officer, lstaplet [at] umd [dot] edu (Dr. )lstaplet [at] umd [dot] edu (Laura Stapleton)
Other Allowable Expenses
The award recipient may claim $45.00 per day for per diem expenses (meals), $0.585 per mile for use of a personal car to and from the airport (or the cost of a taxi to and from the airport), and parking at the airport. The per diem and personal car mileage expenses can simply be claimed (with no receipts required).
Workshop Expenses in Excess of the Workshop Award Amount
If expenses related to attending the workshop are over $1,000.00 and there are any additional sources of funding to cover these expenses, then the award recipient should submit only those original receipts and documentation of other allowable expenses that total the $1,000.00 that SMEP will reimburse. The award recipient may then use the remaining receipts to be reimbursed from other (non-SMEP) sources or for tax purposes.
Questions or Comments
For questions about the travel award, please contact the SMEP Underrepresented Groups Student Workshop Award coordinator, nilam [dot] ram [at] psu [dot] edu ( Dr. Nilam Ram)