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Travel Fund For Untenured (Tenure-Track) Faculty



The purpose of this fund is to support participation in scholarly/professional meetings or events of similar importance where the faculty member is beyond their first year at UB, has no CAS travel funding, and personally presenting her or his research, scholarly, or creative activity. Faculty requesting funding for activities other than the presentation of a research paper should explain how the proposed activity is equivalent.

The fund supports only registration fees, rail or air transportation (not to exceed coach-class airfare), and hotel expenses. Standard university procedures concerning allowable expenses, with appropriate receipts, are to be followed.

A grant up to $700 is available once in 2017-2018 to untenured (tenure-track) faculty who have no travel allowance as part of their employment contract and have no other source of support from external funding or the College of Arts and Sciences. Reimbursement methods will vary according to the source of funds.

Proposals will be reviewed for travel that occurs between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018. If, after an award has been made, the presentation is not accepted, please notify Dr. Oak and the award will be canceled. Those funds will then be available for other travel grants.

The submission process begins with a brief application to the department chair (application form). The chair will evaluate the request, consider a commitment of departmental funds, and make a recommendation. A departmental match in full or part is encouraged since the intent of this program is to increase the support for travel available to individual faculty members, not supplant existing sources of support.

Application must precede the dates of travel and may be made at any time before 1 May 2018. Do not include original material or receipts. Awards usually will be determined within 30 days. Applications are submitted to the department chair. The department chairperson evaluates the request and then forwards it to Associate Dean Lorraine Oak, 810 Clemens Hall, (

Application Form

Download the application form.

Download the file, print it out or complete electronically and submit it to your departmental chair. The department chair submits the form to:

H. Lorraine Oak, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research Administration
810 Clemens Hall