Revised: August 2014
University academic faculty whose current role statement includes research or professional development responsibilities are eligible to apply to the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) for support of travel expenses to attend national or international meetings for the purpose of presenting scholarly work as senior author or exhibitor or to interact with a funding sponsor for the purpose of enhancing funding potential.
Qualifying academic faculty who hold 50% FTE appointments can apply for transportation support to one domestic meeting per year, and to one international meeting every other year (in place of that year's domestic trip). A cap of $450 will be placed on domestic travel, and $900 on international travel.
The OVPRI travel budget for each fiscal year will be divided into three cycles. Cycle one is for travel occurring between July 1 and October 31, applications will be accepted April 1 through May 16; cycle two is for travel occurring between November 1 and February 29, applications will be accepted August 1 through September 19; cycle three is for travel occurring between March 1 and June 30, applications will be accepted December 1 through January 17.
To apply, faculty must submit the Faculty Travel Grant Application form with supporting material to the OVPRI by the appropriate deadline.
Applications for travel funds will be reviewed for completion by OVPRI staff members prior to a review by a committee comprising of UNR faculty and an OVPRI representative. The OVPRI will notify applicants of decisions five weeks prior to the start of the travel cycle.
So that faculty who happen to attend meetings at the end of a cycle are not penalized, requests for travel support may be submitted prior to acceptance of a research paper. Information about the meeting and the probable title of the paper must be indicated on the "Employee Travel Request" form. However, if the OVPRI does not receive notice of formal acceptance of the paper by one month prior to the meeting, the earmarked travel funds will be returned to the travel pool. Faculty are encouraged to plan their travel well in advance to obtain discount fares. Under no circumstances will fares other than coach be allowed. No retroactive requests will be considered.
The Employee Travel Request form must be processed through the OVPRI after approval by the traveler's department chair and dean for signature and account number assignment. Upon return from the trip, the faculty member must submit a Claim for Employee Travel Expense.
These forms are available at: http://www.unr.edu/campus-business/all-forms