College of Liberal Arts

New ORAU Travel Grants Program - call for 2 nominations

Wednesday Dec 8, 2010

ORAU is offering two travel grants of $800 each for FY 2011. To be considered as a nominee from the College of Liberal Arts:

  • Complete the attached request form, and
  • Attach a CV highlighting your research trajectory


Please email these items to meserve@austin.utexas.edu by noon on Wednesday, December 8, 2010. The Dean will then choose two individuals from CoLA to be considered for the award; these recommendations will be sent to the VPR, at which point two finalists will be chosen to represent The University of Texas at Austin. More program information is listed below.


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Up to $800 can be requested to facilitate travel by a faculty member from an ORAU Sponsoring or Associate Institution or Branch Campus <http://www.orau.org/university-partnerships/members.aspx>. Each ORAU Institution is limited to two requests in FY 2011. Visits can be to collaborate with researchers at ORNL, Y-12, ORAU laboratories or work sites, or another ORAU institution. The request must comply with federal travel expenditure guidelines.

Criteria for decisions to award travel grants include:

  • Potential engagement of others, especially students
  • Probability of a long-term collaboration
  • New collaboration (proposed partners have no strong current ties)
  • Well-defined outcome(s), such as a proposal to an identified opportunity, a white paper in anticipation of future funding, or a publication as a result of data collected during the visit

This program is not intended to support travel to work with current collaborations or to interact with potential collaborators at locations other than their laboratories, such as conferences.

The grants may only be used to cover either travel expenses (train, plane, bus or other) or accommodation expenses. Other travel-related expenses, such as food, will not be reimbursed.  Applications must be submitted BEFORE the travel takes place (no grants will be awarded after the fact).

Reporting

Within 30 days of the trip, grant recipients will need to send a one-page summary of the outcomes of the trip, including any presentations made, visits with students, other benefits, and plans anticipated outcomes.

Link to new program: http://www.orau.org/university-partnerships/members-only/travel-grants/default.aspx

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