Travel Grants

The Center for Faculty Excellence supports faculty development in Teaching and Learning through three travel support programs that provide funding for presentations at conferences held within the United States (applicants can receive only one travel grant per academic year):

Primary Research Travel Grant: The CFE will support a limited number of individuals each semester with travel funds of up to $500 per trip to conduct primary research toward a terminal degree thesis or dissertation.  The grant will be administered by the awardee's research chair, and awarded traveler can receive travel funds once each academic year.

Award announcements will be made the week after the due date.

  • Spring 2017 Travel Grant applications due December 9, 2016 (travel occurring between January 1 and May 21)
  • Fall 2017 Travel Grant applications due April 28, 2017 (travel occurring between August 22 and December 31)

New Faculty Travel Grant: The CFE will support a limited number of new faculty to give academic presentations that draw from work in the New Faculty Seminar Series. The CFE will support travel to approved conferences with travel funds up to $1000. Faculty can receive New Faculty Travel Grant funds only once. Funds are typically awarded in the faculty member’s second year. We do not award travel grants for summer conferences.

Award announcements will be made the week after the due date.

  • Spring 2017 Travel Grant applications due December 9, 2016 (conferences occurring between January 1 and May 21)
  • Fall 2017 Travel Grant applications due April 28, 2017 (conferences occurring between August 22 and December 31)

Process

  1. Complete the application below. The CFE will inform you of our decision soon after you apply.
  2. Attend the approved conference or panel session.
  3. Submit a one-paragraph summary of conference experience to the CFE.
  4. The CFE will disburse travel funds up to $600 for the Teaching and Learning Travel Grant, up to $1000 for the New Faculty Travel Grant, and up to $1000 for the CoP Travel Grant.

Outcomes

This project will encourage faculty to enhance course design and improve student learning outcomes through attendance at Teaching & Learning, assessment, or course design professional events.

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For more information, please contact:
Sara Chapa
Center for Faculty Excellence
Phone: 361-825-2230
Email: sara.chapa@tamucc.edu