The goal of the Graeme Bell Travel Award (GBTA) is to enrich and enhance the undergraduate research experience at the University of Calgary. The GBTA provides financial support to PURE (Program for Undergraduate Research Experience) student researchers interested in presenting their PURE research at conferences or symposiums to share their research findings.
The GBTA is an option for undergraduate students that have received an 8-, 12-, or 16-week PURE award in spring/summer 2023.
To be eligible to apply for a GBTA, students must:
Be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Calgary in good academic standing
Have received a PURE award in spring/summer 2023
Have submitted a complete application form
Be presenting their PURE research at a conference or symposium
Must attend or have attended the conference or symposium between May 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024
In determining who will receive awards, the committee will consider the need for funds, clarity of statements explaining of how the experience will enhance the program outcomes of PURE, the number of applications, event type, and the nature of participation. In general, conference presentations will be given higher priority over poster presentations. The committee may also prioritize upper-level students, first-time conference attendees, and EDI seeking groups.
Presenting at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society was a remarkable experience! With the support of my supervisors and PURE, I had the opportunity to travel to America and learn about interdisciplinary approaches in healthcare within the field of neuropsychology. As an oral presenter, I also had the opportunity to develop effective communication and presentational skills while enhancing social networks with doctors and PhD students from around the world, all through the incredible support of the GBTA!