A budget for faculty travel still exists through the Provost's Office. This budget is specifically intended to provide travel support for faculty who are traveling to professional meetings for the purpose of formally presenting scholarly work. Depending upon the number of requests, funds may become available to those whose attendance is required because they are chairing a session.
Funds will be available only as a supplement to department travel (currently $400 for each tenure‑track faculty member) when department funds are insufficient to cover attendance at a meeting. These funds are not intended to support attendance at a second meeting.
We anticipate up to $900 per faculty member will be available (or $1,200 for an international conference), though the actual amount will vary depending on the number of requests that are submitted. Travel to Canada will be funded at $900 rate.
Depending on the total number of requests, full-time, visiting faculty may also be eligible for funding throughout the term of their employment.
The deadline for applying for travel funds for the 2011-2012 academic year will be Monday, September 26. The Faculty Travel Form, which is attached, should be used to request funds. Funds will be allocated after that date based upon the total number of requests that are received. If all funds are not encumbered, an additional call for requests will be made in February. NO funds for any purpose will be allocated unless the official travel request is received.