Travel Grant Program
Find funding assistance for
travel to a professional conference to/as (Travel RFP | 2017-18):
- Present or
co-present a paper, poster, or oral presentation with a SU colleague or student
- Chair a meeting
- Required by an
officer of the organization
- Mentor of a SU
Undergraduate Research Grant recipient
CFEST Grants Administration offers travel grants to reimburse allowable expenses associated with travel to professional meetings. Faculty may apply for multiple travel grants during the fiscal year. However, approved budget items will be reimbursed up to $1000 / faculty member for the fiscal year July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018. If you are planning to travel between May and September, then you must apply for a travel grant by the May deadline. Travel between July 1, 2018 – October 31, 2018 will count towards 2018-19 travel award limits.
Before You Travel
The Center for Faculty Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching awards
grants to reimburse allowable expenses associated with travel to
professional meetings. Applicants must submit the application at a deadline prior to travel. Proposals
are reviewed monthly.
If a travel advance
or registration prepayment is requested, then the CFEST Travel Grant
Application must be submitted on the monthly deadline at least two-months prior
to the month of travel.
CFEST Travel Grant Application via the Competition Space
- Access InfoReady, then select CFEST-Travel Grants
Travel Grant Application Process
Submit your completed proposal at least one deadline before your dates of travel. You will need the following items:
National Officers only: Provide evidence that you hold the office
and your attendance is required as part of your officer duties.
International Travel only: Foreign Travel Disclosure form required for international travel
only and approval from the President as indicated on the SU Travel Request
Reimbursement Rate Resources and Vehicle Information
Need help estimating your budget?
Then check out these websites:
Are you driving to the conference? Then you may want to:
- Collect all
original, itemized receipts for all budget items.
- Engage in professional development activities.
After travel: within 30 days of return
- Complete and submit the CFEST Travel Grant Final
- Complete and sign the Travel Expense Voucher
within 30 days of the end of your trip
- Attach all original receipts:
- Meals will only be reimbursed to the allowable per diem rate. Meals provided will count toward the per diem rate.
- Lodging receipts must show a $0 balance. Telephone
calls and internet charges are not reimbursed by CFEST.
- Registration receipt must show the registration fee
was paid. CFEST does not pay for membership fees.
- Other eligible expense includes: transportation costs
(i.e., plane or train ticket), parking (hotel or airport/station), tolls, etc.
- If a travel
advance was received, then receipts must equal or exceed the amount of the
advancement. If expenses were less than the advancement, then the traveler will
be required to reimburse the University for the difference.
- Submit all
of the above items to: CJ Ezell | CFEST Office
within the Institute for Public Service and Sponsored Programs Office, HH 203
Travel Forms and Final Report: