The College of Science Student Travel Awards (COSSTA) provide our students access to high-impact educational and research experiences that inspire intellectual engagement, academic achievement and personal transformation. Proposals are evaluated based primarily on scientific merit and potential impact. Students can use funds for conference travel, presentations or field research.

Since its inception, COSSTA has has enabled graduate students across departments and disciplines, from Biochemistry & Biophysics and Statistics to Chemistry and Mathematics, to attend conferences and to pursue research projects.

These experiences can be life changing. Apply for COSSTA or contact us to support this opportunity to impact the next generation of scientists.


This summer I had the opportunity to travel to Bocas del Toro, Panama to conduct a lab-based experiment with corals. This opportunity means a great deal to me.

Katherine Dziedzic
Integrative Biology
2015 COSSTA Recipient

My first conference was the experience of a lifetime, and will remain a pivotal experience and memory for the basis of my career as a research chemist.

C. Kyle Almlie
Chemistry
2015 COSSTA Recipient

I could share my research with student peers and even many distinguished professors from all over the world! Having the opportunity to discuss my results with such great minds was an incredible honor.

Rachael Kuintzle
Biochemistry and Biophysics
2015 COSSTA Recipient

This conference was my first large talk to a diverse audience. Not only was the conference international, but there were people in a variety of fields.

Rebecca Grollman
Physics
2015 COSSTA Recipient

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