Request for co-sponsorship funding to invite a speaker to UT Austin. To be submitted to Director for approval.
Request for travel funds used by faculty and staff prior to travel. To be submitted to Director for funding approval.
Purpose: The purpose of the travel grant is to support presentation of the applicant's original research or creative effort. The research must be presented at a recognized organized conference or professional meeting. The presentation will usually be in the form of an oral or poster presentation, but can vary with field (example: performance of a new musical work, or art exhibit). Attending a meeting or chairing a session does not qualify. Accepting an invitation to present a seminar or giving a colloquium at another university does not qualify.
Funding: Eligible faculty can receive up to $1,200 per academic year for travel expenses to present original papers at scholarly and professional meetings. This includes reimbursement for all allowable travel related expenses (such as lodging, meals, transportation and registration, which are non-taxable reimbursements), and can also be used to cover extra childcare expenses incurred because of the travel (a taxable reimbursement).
Eligibility: All tenured and tenure-track faculty members (Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor and Instructor) and emeritus faculty are eligible. Senior Lecturers and Distinguished Senior Lecturers with at least five years of service at UT Austin are also eligible. Visiting, adjunct, research and clinical faculty, specialists, lecturers, classified personnel, and other non-teaching staff are ineligible.