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.

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.


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.

For more information, please contact:
Sara Chapa
Center for Faculty Excellence
Phone: 361-825-2230