Background and General Information
The College has established the following guidelines for the Faculty Research Grants. These grants provide reimbursement for research expenses, scholarly paper presentations, travel to conferences, and in some instances, expenses incurred for workshops or seminars devoted to improvement of pedagogical techniques.
Our current budget is $39,700. The current grant limit is $1,000 for pre-tenured faculty who are presenting, $800 for tenured faculty who are presenting $300 for faculty who are not presenting, and $100 for adjunct faculty. All full-time faculty are encouraged to participate at conferences, as scholarship is one-third of the reappointment, tenure and/or promotion decision for full-time faculty.
The fiscal year for the FSC budget is July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. The Committee will honor requests for this time period only. The travel deadline for application for this academic year is June 15, 2015. Requests for expenses incurred between July 1 and the start of the academic year will be processed in the fall.
Travel Funding Approval Process
At least six weeks prior to travel, download and complete the Travel Pre-Approval Form (available on the Faculty Resources website).
Send the completed Travel Pre-Approval Form, documentation describing the conference and estimated expenses, and a copy of the accepted proposal or conference acceptance letter to the Provost's Office (firstname.lastname@example.org). The preferred method of submission is via email, but forms are also accepted via campus/postal mail. Faculty should retain a copy of the request for their personal records.
Within two weeks of submission of the pre-approval request, the Office of the Provost will communicate the pre-approval decision via email.
If approved, the faculty member travels to the conference and saves all original receipts for reimbursement.
Within two weeks of conference attendance, faculty download and complete the Check Requisition Form
(available on the Faculty Resources webpage) and submit it, along with original receipts to Katherine Cunningham of the Faculty Service Committee. When completing the Check Requisition Form, please keep in mind the following:
The Faculty Service Committee will process reimbursements on the 1st and 15th of each month.