The Center provides opportunities for financial support to faculty who are engaged in individual research that requires visits to libraries, museums, collections, sites, or archives.
Grants for international travel are currently capped at three thousand six hundred ($3600) dollars; awards for domestic travel are capped at two thousand ($2000) dollars.
Fall 2019: The Board will meet in early September and early November to consider applications that will draw on the budget for fiscal year ’20. These funds must be used before July 1, 2020. To ensure that your request is given consideration at either of these meetings, please submit applications before August 30, 2019, for consideration at the September meeting, or November 1, 2019, for consideration at the November meeting. Remaining fiscal year ‘20 funds will continue to be awarded in the spring, based on availability, and the Board will begin accepting applications for fiscal year ‘21.
Spring 2020: The Board will meet on the first Friday of each month in spring 2020, including Feb. 7, March 6, April 3, and May 1. Please submit funding requests one week in advance of any given meeting, to ensure consideration at that meeting. Spring deadlines fall on Jan. 31, Feb. 28, March 27, and April 24. Requests for pre-tenure sabbatical support must be submitted by Jan. 31 ahead of the first spring meeting. In general, requests for retroactive funding will not be considered, but faculty may inquire with the Director if extenuating circumstances arise.
The following criteria will guide the Board in its deliberations:
In addition to addressing the criteria above, proposals should include an overview of the research project to be served by the proposed travel, and must include the applicant’s current curriculum vitae. A detailed itinerary and projected budget is required.
Because travel grants are a relatively costly way of advancing research, the Board of the Center awards only a few each year, depending on the funds available each year, the programmatic priorities established each year, and the number and size of requests received.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with the Director of the Center well in advance of submitting a proposal. Preliminary inquiries may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications should be submitted via email as attachments in a standard document format to email@example.com.