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2014 Trainee Travel Scholarships

 

Application Deadline: October 3rd

 
 

AUCD is pleased to announce the availability of 16 trainee travel scholarships of up to $500 each AND 4 trainee volunteer scholarships of up to $500 each to support AUCD Trainees in attending the 2014 AUCD Conference. Scholarships are available to current trainees and former trainees presenting work conducted while a trainee. The AUCD Conference is an amazing learning and networking opportunity!

Travel Scholarships

Trainees may apply for funding support to attend the AUCD Conference. No on-site duties are required of trainees receiving these scholarships, though post-event summaries are required for a trainee to receive the scholarship. Up to 16 trainees will receive these scholarships of up to $500 each.

How to Get the Funds

  1. Trainees (or their Center) are expected to pay all costs associated with their attendance at the conference upfront in their entirety.
  2. After attending the Conference, trainees awarded travel scholarships are required to document their experience at the AUCD Conference and share it with the larger trainee community. You may select from the following activities:
    1. Write an Article. Submit a 300 word article and any accompanying relevant photos to AUCD about your experience at the Conference. The article should cover your expectations for the Conference, events attended, what you enjoyed, and lessons learned. The article and photos or excerpts form it may be used in newsletters, Conference summaries, or other venues as deemed appropriate by AUCD.
    2. Get Creative. Trainees should conceptualize an individualized project that incorporates their interests and talents while summarizing or reflecting on their experience at the AUCD Conference. This project must be submitted to and approved by AUCD before the start of the Conference. Examples of projects might include a photo collage, brief Conference video, Prezi, or other tool that showcases the AUCD Conference and relays information about the events and activities to those not at the Conference. Projects may be posted online or used by AUCD as appropriate.
  3. After submitting their summary project, trainees awarded the travel scholarships must submit a proper reimbursement form and relevant receipts to AUCD detailing their reimburseable travel costs. The form must be sent to Rebecca Carman at AUCD not later than 30 days after the end of the Conference. All applicable receipts (please keep a copy of the receipts for your records) must be included. AUCD will then reimburse allowable travel expenses to the trainees awarded scholarships for this year.

Volunteer Scholarships

Volunteering at the AUCD Conference is a great opportunity to not only reduce your costs of attending the Conference but also receive hands-on leadership and learning opportunities about the AUCD network and the management of a national Conference. The trainees receiving these scholarships are required to contribute approximately 6 hours of volunteer time over the course of the Conference to assist AUCD staff. Possible volunteer activities include staffing the Registration table; Conference App station; supporting preparations conference events such as a symposium or workshop, the poster session, or others; as well as other activities. Trainee volunteers will be manged by and report to AUCD's Director of Operations, Laura Martin.

How to Get the Funds

  1. Trainees (or their Center) are expected to pay all costs associated with their attendance at the conference upfront in their entirety.
  2. Trainees volunteering must communicate with Laura Martin and show up at the appointed time and place, and carry out appointed activities. If there is workshop, session, or activity the trainee would like to attend that either might pose a conflict for volunteering or that the trainee would like to specifically volunteer at, that trainee must communciate that to Laura before the Conference.
  3. Trainees awarded the volunteer scholarships must submit a proper reimbursement form and relevant receipts to AUCD detailing their travel costs. The form must be sent to Rebecca Carman at AUCD not later than 30 days after the end of the Conference. All applicable receipts (please keep a copy of the receipts for your records) must be included. AUCD will then reimburse allowable travel expenses to the trainees awarded scholarships for this year.

All trainees attending the Conference are eligible for a reduced base registration fee for the Conference, excluding events which have an extra registration cost.

How to Apply

Interested trainees for either opportunity are requested to submit a brief application online here. Note: trainees are welcome to apply for both scholarship types, but only one scholarship will be awarded per trainee. Download the attached application form and fill it out, submitting the completed form online as well as required attachments. The application must include the following and will ONLY be accepted online:

  1. this application form, including your statement interest in attending the conference
  2. a current resume/CV
  3. a letter of support from your UCEDD/LEND Director or Training Director

What is an Allowable Expense?

Travel expenses allowable under this scholarship include coach class air or reasonable ground travel and hotel accommodations. Additional details on allowable costs are included with the reimbursement form. Registration and poster charges for the Conference are not allowable.

Deadlines

The deadline for this application is October 3. Trainees who have been selected will be notified by October 10 so that they may register for the conference if the Trainees haven not done so already. The Conference registration deadline is October 24.

The deadline for submitting the summary statement and travel expense form to AUCD is not later than 30 days after the conclusion of the Conference, or December 19.  This is a firm deadline and submission of expenses after this date may result in you not receiving the scholarship funds.

Questions

If you have questions about the Trainee Travel Scholarships or the AUCD Conference, contact Crystal or Rebecca.

Apply

>> Apply for your 2014 Trainee Travel or Volunteer Scholarship here.

>> Learn more about the 2014 AUCD Annual Meeting & Conference here.



If you have questions or encounter problems, contact: 

Rebecca Carman
1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1000
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-588-8252

 

 

 
 

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Application Deadline: October 3, 2014