Mortensen Travel & Research Awards

The Mortensen Travel Award is available for undergraduate psychology majors who are presenting a poster or paper at an undergraduate research conference or professional psychological conference. The Research Award is granted to undergraduate psychology majors for use toward research projects undertaken in collaboration with the Department of Psychology or affiliated faculty. Honors thesis projects, major projects, or other student-initiated research endeavors for which appropriate research-related expenses have been or will be incurred are eligible for research awards.

Applications for Mortensen Travel and Research Awards are accepted by the Department of Psychology on a rolling basis throughout the academic year until the annual award funds are exhausted.

Awards of up to $500 will be granted to selected participants. Each student is limited to one Mortensen Travel or Research Award per academic year.

How to Apply

Submit a hard copy of the following application materials (no electronic submissions) to:

University of Minnesota
Department of Psychology
75 East River Pkwy
N108 Elliott Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
ATTN: Mike Houlahan

Application Materials

  • Application Form: This should serve as the cover sheet for your application materials.
  • Project description (one-page maximum). If appropriate, an abstract is acceptable.
  • Statement of Expenses: Itemize the expenses you anticipate for your travels or research. You will be required to submit appropriate receipts within 30 days of expenditures for reimbursement. Reimbursement for time spent working on a research project is not an eligible expense.
  • [Travel Awards only] Notification of conference acceptance: attach a copy of the letter of notification stating that you have been accepted as a conference presenter.