UAB SOM Medical Student Travel Award (Only Applies to Conference Registration at this Time)

Medical students are encouraged to apply for the Medical Student Travel Award (MSTA) to assist with expenses related to participation in professional conferences. The following are the requirements for eligibility to receive consideration for a travel award: Applicants must be actively enrolled as a medical student through the UAB SOM, in good academic standing, and both enrolled at the time of travel and at the time of reimbursement.

Please note that UAB COVID-19 Travel Restrictions apply to this award until further notice. At this time, virtual conference registration is the only applicable expense covered by the UAB SOM MSTA. 

Students who are presenting research done through Scholarly Activity, CaRES, CCTS TL1, or any other summer research program that provides travel funds as part of its award (Koopman, FNR, etc.) are eligible for the MSTA (MD-PhD students are NOT eligible to apply for the MSTA).

    • If you selected Scholary Activity, your travel must be related to the Scholary Activity documents uploaded in MedMAP and you must be the presenting author.

Eligibility that is not explicitly defined in this document is determined on a case-by-case basis by the UAB SOM MSTA Review Committee. Please ensure that your application is accurate before submitting. If you believe to have submitted an error, simply email physci@uab.edu and resubmit a new application prior to the closing of the form. Only the most recent application will be considered. 

Review the Reimbursement Procedures for eligibility requirements prior to submitting application.


Medical Student Travel Award (MSTA) Application

  Click here to Access the Application  

Travel Period: Minimum 30 Days prior to the Conference to ensure a proper review of your application 
Reimbursement processing due no later than 30 days after commencement of conference travel.