Region VIII travel awards reimburse travel, registration and hotel expenses of up to $1,000 for one Region VIII research administrator.

Find out about the experience of attending meetings from some of our past awardees.

Regional Meeting Travel Award

The NCURA Regional Meeting travel award supports attendance at the Regional Meeting. In 2016 Jessica Brody, Grants Officer, University of Melbourne was awarded. Congratulations Jessica.

Annual Meeting Travel Award

The NCURA International Region Travel Award  supports attendance at the NCURA Annual Meeting.  These meetings are held in Washington D.C. in August of each year.

The 2017 Travel Award is Now Open for Applications – Two to be Awarded

$1,000 Travel Awards will be provided to two Region VIII members to reimburse costs associated with registration, travel, hotel or related expenses to the Annual Meeting. In addition, this Travel Award will also cover the cost of registration to attend the NIH day, 10 August 2017. The Region’s Committee will select the successful recipients based on their application enclosed and letter of support. In addition to attending the NCURA Annual Meeting, recipients must provide a report of their experience and complete a reimbursement request before the Travel Award will be paid.

Eligibility:  Nominees must be research administrators from the Region VIII geographic area who have never attended a NCURA annual or regional meeting. Nominees are not required to be members of NCURA at the time of nomination, but will be required to join as part of the registration fee for the meeting; self-nominations are permitted.

Process:  Please complete and submit the application form with a letter of support from the nominee’s supervisor and send it to Bella Blaher, Secretary, International Region ( as one consolidated PDF document by April 20, 2017.  Nominees will be notified of the outcome by May 1, 2017.

NCURA has reserved rooms* in advance at the Washington Hilton in order to allow all Travel Awardees to stay at the conference hotel if they wish.

(*Checkout will be Friday 11 August)


Previous Travel Award Recipients

2016 award winner: Barbara Slattery, Manager Research Information at the University of Melbourne.

2015 award winner: Leslie Fernandez, Finance & Facilities Administrator Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia.