Dean and Sandy Blinn Travel & Research Fund

The Dean and Sandy Blinn Travel & Research Fund endowment was established by Dean and Sandra Blinn to celebrate the success of the College of the Environment and to support faculty-mentored student research. Funds are intended to support student research expenses with priority given for student travel to state and/or national meetings to present research. If no student is deemed eligible in a given academic year, funds may be awarded to support expenses for a faculty member to present their research at a state and/or national meeting.

Accepted Use of Funds

This fund can be used for the following expenses:

  • Conference registration
  • Travel-related expenses (i.e. air fare, bus fare, state rate mileage for use of personal vehicle, per diem meals, per diem hotel/motel, etc.)


  • Funds to be used for travel to present faculty-sponsored research

Fund Availability & Application Process


2021-2022 Application Due Dates

Fall: 11:59pm, January 14, 2022 (To be awarded Winter 2022)

Winter: 11:59pm, March 1, 2022 (To be awarded Spring 2022)

Spring: 11:59pm, June 1, 2022 (To be awarded Fall 2022)