Funding opportunity announcement: Faculty Travel Grant for the College of Liberal Arts and Reynolds School of Journalism for FY2024

Updated January 2023

Proposal deadlines

Due by 5 p.m., Pacific Time, submitted via the online application for internal awards.

  • May 8, 2023 for travel occurring between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024

Program description

The Research & Innovation Faculty Travel Grant program is designed to support faculty in funding travel and related expenses that further the faculty member’s research, creative or scholarly activities. Through this program, Research & Innovation supports travel that will have clear outcomes linked to the University’s strategic goals and a positive impact for the faculty and their department.

Travel support under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is not restricted to attendance at academic conferences. Applications are encouraged that propose travel to visit collaborators or successful programs at other institutions, including national laboratories, federal agencies and other universities.

Leadership contacts

Administrative contacts

Applicable University Administrative Manual section

1,495: Application for Travel Support to Support Research, Creative and Scholarly Activities (revised April 2022)

Award information

Anticipated funding amount:

  • Awards for CLA/RSJ Faculty Travel Grants are estimated to be $3,000.

The Faculty Travel Grant will support all allowable travel costs, as well as conference registration. See budgetary information for details.

Eligibility information

Applicants for the CLA/RSJ Travel Grant must hold at least a 50% FTE academic faculty appointment within either the College of Liberal Arts or the Reynolds School of Journalism and have a current role statement that includes research or professional development responsibilities.

Limit on number of proposals per PI

A faculty member may submit only one proposal to a single deadline of either the CLA/RSJ Faculty Travel Grant or the all-campus Faculty Travel Grant.

Limit on number of awards per PI

A faculty member may be awarded only one award every two years.

Proposal preparation and submission instructions

Full proposals must not exceed three pages and must use the format stipulated in the proposal format section.

Applications must be submitted through the online internal grant submission form.

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. by one of the due dates in the deadlines section.

Submission questions should be emailed to researchdevelopment@unr.edu.

Budgetary information

Total budget requests must not exceed $3,000.

Proposals may request funds to support total costs in the following categories:

  • Conference registration
  • Airline costs
  • Ground transportation
  • Hotel costs
  • Per diem

Review and selection process

Applications for the cla/rsj faculty travel grant will be reviewed once a year by a review committee consisting of:

  • Representatives from the University Research Council
  • A representative from Research & Innovation

Applications will be reviewed by the review committee within two weeks of each submission deadline.

The review committee will submit its recommendations for funding to the Vice President for Research and Innovation. The Vice President for Research and Innovation will make a final determination for funding.

Review criteria

Applications for CLA/RSJ Faculty Travel Grant will be reviewed using the following criteria:

  • A clear description of the travel proposed
  • A clear description of the short and long-term outcomes and impact for the travel event. This includes an explanation of the importance of the scholarly presentation or conference to be attended, if applicable
  • A clear description of the short-term and long-term impact for the faculty member’s research, creative or scholarly activities
  • An explanation of how the desired outcomes and impact align with the strategic goals of the University, the college or the department
  • Inclusion of a budget and allowable costs

Grant administration information

Notification of the grant award

Notifications of funding will be made by email from the Associate Vice President for Research. Notification of funding will be made to the faculty applicant, their chair, and to the relevant department administrator. Award notifications will be made to the applicants within two weeks after receipt of the review committee’s recommendation.

Award conditions

Funds awarded must be spent within the fiscal year stipulated in the award email and for the purpose proposed in the application. As long as funds are spent within the fiscal year stipulated and for the purpose proposed, the faculty member does not need to notify Research & Innovation of a change in travel dates.

Awarded funds are retained by Research & Innovation and not transferred to another cost center.

All required travel paperwork must be completed and approved according to University travel policies as outlined in the University Administrative Manual section 1,401.

Please note: Payment for travel needs to take place after the award notification from Research & Innovation. This is to ensure timely expense processing according to the University’s travel and procurement policies.

The cost center or worktag listed below must be included on the required travel paperwork for the approved amount. Awarded funds will be applied to the travel costs once the travel request has been processed.

Travel authorization and expense submission is processed through the awardee’s department, and you must adhere to your department administrative procedures for travel, including obtaining all the necessary department and college authorizations.

To expend the awarded funds, expenses will be charged to PG04617, CC0306, FD201 by the end of the awarded fiscal year.

Reporting requirements

Awardees are required to respond to an annual survey requesting details on the outcome of their award.

 

Proposal format

Date submitted:
Faculty name (include department/college):
Name of travel request:
Requested travel dates:
Is this application for domestic travel or international travel?:
Total project costs requested ($1,000 max for domestic travel and $1,500 max for international travel):

Brief summary of proposed travel:
Provide a four to five sentence summary of the proposed travel.

Relevant review criteria:

  • A clear description of the travel proposed

Relevance to research, creative or scholarly activities, and the pursuit of external funding:
Convey the importance of this funding request to your research, creative or scholarly activities. Please explain the expected outcomes of the proposed travel, and how those outcomes align to the University’s, department’s or college’s strategic goals. Please also explain the expected impacts the proposed travel will have on your research, creative, or scholarly activities, or your department/college.

Relevant review criteria:

  • A clear description of the short and long-term outcomes and impact for the travel event. This includes an explanation of the importance of the scholarly presentation or conference to be attended, if applicable
  • A clear description of the short-term and long-term impact for the faculty member’s research, creative, or scholarly activities
  • An explanation of how the desired outcomes and impact align with the strategic goals of the University, the college or the department

Budget:
Include all known expenses/categories.

  • Registration Fees
  • Airline Costs
  • Ground Transportation
  • Hotel Costs
  • Per Diem
  • Total Costs

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. A 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 or collaborator, please provide the following:

  • Invitation (an email will suffice)
  • Memo from the department chair/dean that addresses the trip’s purpose and desired outcome