Faculty Travel Grant FAQ
Academic faculty members that hold at least a 50% FTE appointment within the University.
Faculty Travel Grants are awarded by travel type:
- Domestic travel award limit is $500 once each fiscal year
- International travel award limit is $1000 every other fiscal year
Note: Only one award per fiscal year may be received.
The Faculty Travel Grant will cover registration, transportation and lodging costs for the purpose of:
- Attending a national or international meeting for the purpose of presenting scholarly work as a senior author or exhibitor
- Specifically interacting with a funding sponsor for the purpose of enhancing funding potential
Faculty Travel Grants will be processed in three cycles:
- Travel occurring July 1 to October 31
- Applications will be accepted April 1 to May 24
- Applicants will be notified by June
- Travel occurring November 1 to February 28
- Applications will be accepted August 1 to September 20
- Applicants will be notified by October
- Travel occurring March 1 to June 30
- Applications will be accepted December 1 to January 24
- Applicants will be notified by February
Note: Please do not attach a cover letter or application letter. Please use only the spaces provided within InfoEd to describe significance, outcome and impacts of the travel.
- When presenting as a senior author or exhibitor, please provide the following:
- Acceptance letter/formal invitation/conference program which includes documents showing your name/presentation information, conference title, place and date. Formal acceptance letter can be submitted after the grant application, if it is not available at the time of application
- Abstract – this is mandatory, including all authors' names with the presenting author identified
- When interacting with a funding sponsor, please provide the following:
- Invitation (an email will suffice)
- Memo from the department chair/dean that addresses the trip’s purpose and desired outcome
A formal acceptance letter/invitation may be submitted after the grant application, if it is not available at the time of application.
Committee members will look for the following in each application:
- Clear, desired outcome for the travel event (including importance of the scholarly presentation, of the conference to be attended, and their relationship)
- Short-term and long-term impact for the University and department
- Link to the University’s strategic goals
- At least ten (10) days prior to your trip, create a Spend Authorization in Workday. The Workday process will be routed to the Research & Innovation office for review and approval.
- Within fifteen (15) days of returning from travel, create an Expense Report in Workday. The Workday process will be routed to the Research & Innovation office for review and approval.
The Research & Innovation office will be able to answer your questions.
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Main phone: (775) 327-2363
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