Travel Assistance Program


As part of the Faculty Development and Enhancement initiative, tenured or tenure-track faculty may receive travel assistance if they are presenting at a conference.


The Travel Assistance program is now offered semi-annually.  Faculty who are selected will receive up to $1,000 for travel assistance if presenting research findings at a conference.

The call for Fall applications will begin in September 2018.  Applications are due Monday, October 1, 2018 by 5 p.m.; award notification will be made by mid-October.  Conference travel should take place between October 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019. The next call for travel will be announced in the spring semester, awarding travel funds for conferences taking place between February 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019.

Criteria for Selection

Due to the tremendous response this program has received and the limited resources available, there have been some additions to the selection criteria.

Applicants must:

  • Be accepted to conference (include proof of acceptance with application)
  • Be tenured or tenure-track full-time faculty
  • Be senior author
  • Be a national conference presenter (priority); international conference travel requires additional justification.
  • Have not received Travel Assistance funding in the previous calendar year.

Preference will be given to those who are able to secure some matching funds from their department or college.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for Travel Assistance funds, please complete the application.