FAQs

Will Faculty Scholarships fund travel to professional meetings?

These scholarships do not usually fund travel to annual or general purpose meetings. They can fund travel to special or one-of-a-kind meetings that have a narrowly-defined pedagogical or curricular focus. They may also fund extra expenses incurred by faculty who wish to attend particularly relevant pre-convention or post-convention workshops. Applications must clearly show the connection between specific sessions at such meetings and specific classroom activities in particular courses. (Copies of the syllabi for affected courses should be attached). Applicants should also explain why the information or skills offered are not available in print, or though internet discussion groups, or through other means.

Will Faculty Scholarships fund international travel?

Currently, there is a $1000 (effective July 1, 2013) maximum award per grant. A faculty member may apply for two grants for travel during the fiscal year, not to exceed $2,000. Or faculty may apply for a one time limit of $2,000 (effective July 1, 2013). In other words, a faculty member who receives the $2,000 award is not eligible for additional funding during that fiscal year. Can be used for international travel or U.S. travel.