The Ireland research travel awards are strategically targeted to provide students with unique and valuable opportunities, says Engler. “The research travel scholarship, which awards a maximum of $1,000, is not designed to send someone to a professional meeting; it’s designed to enable a student to capture an educational opportunity that doesn’t exist here at UAB. These travel scholarships are highly competitive, and [this year] students applied for everything from a trip to the Library of Congress to study historic documents to taking a course on Neuroimmunological Diseases at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole. These travel awards provide elite educational experiences that enrich not only our students, but UAB as a whole.”
This award is funded by an endowment established at UAB by Caroline Ireland and the late Charles W. Ireland, and by new resources allocated to the Graduate School from the Provost’s office.
Interested students should contact their graduate program directors, who are responsible for making nominations, says Engler. Students are encouraged to check this link or the Graduate Student tab of BlazerNET for the announcement of the next competition, which will be held in February, 2016.
2015 Ireland Research Travel Award Recipients
|Jennefer Celeste Paxton||Art History|
|Terin Dupre||Vision Science|
|Anna Helova||Health Care Organization and Policy|
|Daniella Chusyd||Nutrition Sciences|
|Amy Williamson||Art History|
|Camille Schneider||Nutrition Sciences|
|Hicham Ghossein||Materials Science and Engineering|