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Grant Management

Travel Arrangements

The Travel Center is the University’s preferred vendor for making airline travel arrangements. Using the Travel Center’s services allows faculty whose funding requests have been approved to bill the College of Arts and Sciences directly for airline tickets and fees. Grant recipients may elect to use other vendors, including online travel sites, in order to secure less expensive rates. To do so, travelers will pay for tickets and services directly, and then request reimbursement for those expenses after the travel has been completed.

Managing Expeditures

The Center for the Humanities requires recipients of its funding and organizers of programs and events supported by the Center to observe Drake University accounting guidelines. The University's tax-free status depends upon uniform observance of these guidelines. Accordingly, expenses incurred in contravention of these guidelines will not be reimbursed.

Use the links below to access the Drake University Office of Business and Finance's guidelines:

The individual(s) in whose name a request for support has been made assumes responsibility for observing these guidelines. Recipients are especially advised to familiarize themselves with policies governing the reimbursement for food and drink expenses during travel and when hosting a University guest, including when students may attend meals, how many students and faculty may attend, how to calculate tips, whether alcoholic beverages may be ordered at meals, how to use the University’s tax-exempt number when making purchases, and so forth. Questions about accounting and reimbursement policies should be directed to Margaret Corkrean, in the Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office.

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