Student Travel

GENERAL TRAVEL POLICIES

Any student going on University Travel (conferences, invited lectured, seminars, etc.) must complete a BME Travel Request Form (http://www.bme.ufl.edu/forms/travel_request/) at least two weeks prior to travel.

Prior to Travel:

1)     Complete BME Travel Request Form (http://www.bme.ufl.edu/forms/travel_request/) at least two weeks prior to travel

2)     Provide the following to fiscal staff in BMS JG-56:

  • Printed conference itinerary
  • Printed flight itinerary (if applicable)
  • Proof of any funding coming from another source other then your faculty advisor (Ex: Approval of matching funds, Letter from Office of Research awarding travel funds)

International Travel:

All members of the UF community who are traveling on officially sanctioned UF business outside the United States are required to register their travel on the UF International Center Website: http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/travelregistration.html.

Please note: This registration procedure does not apply to students studying on a UF-sponsored, exchange or independent study abroad program.

By registering online, travelers will be automatically enrolled in MEDEX, an emergency travel assistance plan for persons on official university travel. Please note that MEDEX coverage is provided free of charge to all travelers on official UF international business. Each time an individual travels, he/she will need to register that trip separately and will then be enrolled in MEDEX for the duration of that trip. After registration, print your MEDEX card, which should be carried at all times while traveling. Graduate student groups (such as mission trips) must register their travel individually - not as a group.

Upon Return from Travel:

1)     Complete then print the Travel Expense Reimbursement Request (http://www.bme.ufl.edu/forms).

2)     Attach original receipts to the Travel Expense Reimbursement Request and submit to fiscal staff in BMS JG-56

                  ***Reimbursements will not be processed after 30 days from the date of return from travel.

An email will be sent to your Ufl email once the reimbursement has been processed. The funds will be direct deposited if you are on UF payroll, otherwise a check will be mailed to your current local address.

GRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL SUPPORT

Biomedical Engineering graduate students are encouraged to travel to conferences, symposia and special research opportunities. In an effort to assist student’s in doing so, the department will match funds (up to $400) awarded by the UF Office of Research or from a Graduate Student Council Travel Grant. More information on applying for graduate student travel support can be found here: http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/finances-and-funding/travel-funding. Students are eligible for departmental matching funds once per fiscal year. The process of applying for departmental matching funds is different for each source of support and requires that you apply at least one month in advance.

Graduate Student Council (GSC) Travel Grant:

1)     Print SAR Approval email and submit to the BME Graduate Student Advising Office

 

UF Office of Research Travel Funds:

1)     Bring completed Office of Research Travel Application to the BME Graduate Student Advising Office

  • Include meeting acceptance letter/email
  • Faculty advisor signature must be on last page

2)     An email will be sent to the student when the letter of matching funds and the travel application with the Department Chair’s signature is ready for pickup.  Student will be responsible for obtaining a signature from the College of Engineering Dean’s Office.