CHSS conference travel awards now available for faculty

Author: Kate Hamel
September 5, 2023

Tenured/tenure-track faculty at all ranks and all lecturers are eligible for the award.  Please direct any questions to Kate Hamel, Assistant Dean for Faculty Development and Scholarship:

Reviews begin September 5, 2023

In recognition of the importance of conferences in the professional development of scholarly skills and dissemination of research, the College of Health & Social Sciences is offering travel awards for faculty to support the presentation of their peer-reviewed scholarship at professional conferences. The award will cover expenses (hotel, airfare and conference registration only) up to a maximum of $1200 (no additional funding is available beyond the maximum); the maximum for lecturers below a .6 timebase will be prorated on the basis of their timebase during the semester they apply; lecturers at a .6 timebase or above will receive full funding up to the maximum of $1200.  Faculty on FERP are not eligible.  Support will only be awarded for one trip per fiscal year.

The conference must take place between 9/15/23 and 6/15/24. If approved, travelers must submit a) documentation to verify the acceptance of their peer-reviewed presentation and b) travel request and expenses through Concur to get their reimbursement from the University: in-state – two (2) weeks or sooner from travel dates, out-of-state – three (3) weeks or sooner from travel dates, international – seven (7) weeks or sooner from travel dates; conference registration requires approval of Concur travel request before paying for registration. Receipts will be due within 0-30 days of return and no post travel transactions will be allowed.

All faculty, including T/TT and lecturers, are eligible for the award. The review of applications will be on a rolling basis and will begin on September 5, 2023.  Half of the funding will be available for applications submitted between 9/5/23 and 12/21/23 and the other half for submissions between 1/3/24 and 5/15/24.  Awards will be given out on a first come basis during each application period according to need until the funds are gone.  

The following states are subject to California’s ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel and the funding from this award cannot be used for travel to these states.  The only exception will be if conference acceptance notification was received prior to the date that the ban went into place: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri (8/28/23), Montana, Nebraska (10/1/23) North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming (7/14/23).