Fall/Spring/Summer Travel Grant Application Forms and Deadlines
FACULTY TRAVEL REQUESTS: Fall / Spring
Travel/development funds are granted with consideration for the number of requests received and the type of activity for which funding is sought. Highest priority is accorded to proposals involving direct and significant participation of a faculty member at professional meetings (e.g., presenting a refereed paper) and to proposals which serve important institutional needs. Attendance at a meeting for personal and professional enrichment is normally not funded. Due to the large number of requests, faculty members are limited to only one proposal per semester.
Please use the travel request form. Your Dean's signature is required. Please note you need to submit 4 copies of your request.
Requests for funding of faculty travel and development for the fall semester are due in the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty's Office by October 1. Proposals will then be forwarded to the Committee on Sabbaticals and Research Grants.
Requests for funding of faculty travel and development for the spring semester are due in the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty's Office by February 1. Proposals will then be forwarded to the Committee on Sabbaticals and Research Grants.
FACULTY RESEARCH REQUESTS: Summer
Each year funds are available to support faculty research projects. Grants are usually awarded to support summer research activities, but they can also cover research expenses incurred during the current and future academic year. The funds are limited, and in the past competition for them has been quite intense.
Those wishing to apply for a summer grant should send a three to four-page description of their proposed activities to the Dean of Faculty's office by February 1. Please describe in as much detail as possible the nature of the activity and anticipated outcomes, the expected expenditure, and the time required for its completion. Also, please include any possible or actual sources of outside funds. The proposals will then be forwarded to the Committee on Sabbaticals and Research Grants. In the past, the Committee has ranked these requests on the basis of depth and originality of the proposed research, likelihood of completion in the allotted time on the allotted budget, and urgency of the need for the funds. Please make these factors clear in your proposal.
As stated in the Faculty Handbook, faculty members who have been awarded a "Summer Research Grant" are expected to return to the faculty ranks the following year. If a faculty member resigns at the end of the academic year in which the grant was awarded, he/she is expected to return the grant to the College.
Please note: You need to submit 4 copies of your request. Please forward a copy to your Dean.