Travel Enrichment Funds

Travel Enrichment funds have been designated for the use of attending a conference as a presenter or to conduct research. Applications for anything other than these two purposes will not be accepted. Participation in internships, study abroad programs, summer schools, seminars and workshops are not eligible for funding.



Eligibility:

Must be a tenured or tenure‐track faculty member in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Not eligible if you’ve been awarded Travel Enrichment funds within the last year.

The applicant must:

a.)  Electronically submit an online Travel Enrichment Fund Application form

b.)  Electronically submit a Statement of Intent and Purpose, including a projected budget, the abstract title, along with the notification of acceptance by the conference, if presenting a paper

c.)   Electronically submit a current CV

d.)  Electronically submit a copy of the abstract, if presenting

e.)  Electronically submit an endorsement from the chair/director

f.)   Agree to participate in the program’s annual luncheon

All documents should be submitted electronically to sharber@memphis.edu

An applicant may submit only one proposal for the designated travel period.

Application deadlines:

Fall semester  (September 1 ‐ December 31): July 15th

Spring semester  (January 1 ‐ May 15): October 15th

Summer semester  (May 16 ‐ August 31): March 15th

Questions concerning Travel Enrichment funds should be directed to Sharon Harber at 678-3051 or sharber@memphis.edu.

Statement of Intent and Purpose:
Please submit a statement of no more than two double spaced typed pages about the travel for which you seek support: include the destination of your trip and the travel dates. (The destination and dates of travel listed in your statement must be consistent with the actual travel.) Explain the purpose and benefits of your travel. Please include a projected budget for your trip (transportation, lodging, and other expenses), along with an explanation of other university funding sources which you have received or applied for to support this travel.

If you are presenting a paper, please include the title and abstract along with a copy of its acceptance. If the submission deadline or the acceptance notification is after the CAS application deadline, a copy of this should be included with your statement.


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