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Enhanced Faculty Travel Awards

Program Description

We are pleased to announce the continuation of the CCAS Enhanced Travel Awards program, which we launched in Spring 2014. This program is intended to facilitate increased faculty participation in conferences and research activities, especially those that might involve extensive travel. The dean’s office will be making 30 new CCAS Enhanced Travel Awards available annually, in the amount of $2500 each.

Any regular faculty budgeted to CCAS may apply. Faculty holding a Dean’s Chair may not also hold a Faculty Travel Award. Faculty are encouraged to make use of existing resources within the department before seeking funding from this program. If an award is used for research, the year after an award is bestowed, faculty are encouraged to offer a dean’s seminar that will incorporate some of the topics and material directly related to the faculty member’s research. In some cases, supplemental funding may be made available for faculty members to bring an undergraduate with them for a portion of their research trip/conference. Faculty desiring to do this must make a note in their application, discussing how the student might assist in any research efforts, or learn from the conference/research experience.

Call for Proposals for the 2019-2020 CCAS Enhanced Faculty Travel Awards DUE: Monday, March 2, 2020

Submit application materials in one PDF file through InfoReady. The file should be named in the format Travel_LastName.pdf, and contains the following three items:

  1.   Faculty Name, Department, and Academic Rank
  2.   A brief budget, including name and date of conference to be attended OR Place and time where research activities will be carried out.
  3.   Description of proposed project to be presented at a conference OR Description of research project that involves extensive travel (no longer than 1 page). Include how this conference presentation or research activity relates to the faculty’s advancement in scholarship and research.

Review Criteria and Procedures:

Each application package will be evaluated based on the quality of the project description.

Review Process:

The applications will be reviewed by the CCAS Research Advisory Committee, which consists of three faculty from each division. Committee will review application packages and make recommendations to the Dean.

Notification of Decisions:

Dean will notify the funding decisions to all applicants by April 2020. The funds are available for travel planned from July 1, 2020 until June 30, 2021.

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