The Center provides financial support to faculty whose primary or current research requires travel outside of the continental United States in order to participate in standard collegial and collaborate venues relevant to said faculty member’s work. (Namely, this grant is to supplement funding for standard academic conferences that college-distributed travel grants support, and in regard to which there is limited institutional funding.)
Grants are currently capped at $1,000 to be used as a supplement to standard college travel grants. Recipients may apply for one such grant per year. (This is separate from a research grant utilized for travel to an international or off-shore destination and does not render the recipient ineligible to apply for such a grant.)
Fall 2020: The Board will meet on the first Friday of each month in fall 2020, including Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, and Dec. 4. Please submit funding requests one week in advance of any given meeting, to ensure consideration at that meeting. Spring deadlines fall on Aug. 28, Sept. 25, Oct. 30, and Nov. 27. In general, requests for retroactive funding will not be considered, but faculty may inquire with the Director if extenuating circumstances arise.
-Proposed travel must be germane to the applicant’s primary area of research and/or a significant growing area of research for which conference participation is crucial (application must demonstrate this).
-Must be used in conjunction with a grant from faculty member’s home college typically used for standard academic travel.
-Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Center for International Services and Programs to inquire about support for acquiring visas and other international travel document. In addition, applicants are encourage to explore the possibility of separate domestic and international airline tickets, when possible, as a cost-saving mechanism.
*Off-shore includes, for example, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, etc.