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Research, Scholarship, Professional Growth

Travel Grants

RSPG accepts applications for conference travel and personal development during three travel grant specific rounds (early Fall, early Spring, early Summer) and during regular Fall and Spring funding rounds.

Travel Awards

RSPG will provide up to $750 to offset the total cost of travel with documentation of acceptance. Please submit one PDF copy of the travel request form and conference acceptance to The travel funding application form is limited to $750 per trip. Trips which require more funding (i.e., international travel), or which occur after the initial travel funding is exhausted, are welcome to apply for larger grants in the Fall and Spring semester including Hemingway, Instructional Improvement, and Research and Professional Grants.

If the number of applications received are higher then the amount the committee has available to fund, priority will be given to faculty who have not received RSPG monies in the past and/or those who will not have a chance to re-apply before the next grant deadline. If excess funds are left over then the grant will be reopened at a later date.

Please note that RSPG does not fund travel to attend conferences where you are not presenting, however money for faculty mentors to attend a conference is available through the Office of Undergraduate Research. Travel to conferences which focus on improving one's teaching or innovative teaching strategies can also be applied for under Innovative Teaching grants in the Fall/Spring.

Proposal Form

Proposals must be submitted using one of the forms below. Please note that handwritten applications will not be accepted. To ensure readability, all applications must be typed.

The Travel Request Form should only be used for the travel deadlines which occur in the first week of Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

The Mid-Fall and Mid-Spring deadlines are required to use the RSPG Proposal Form EVEN if it is a travel request.

If you have difficulty downloading the proposal forms, they can be obtained by emailing the RSPG committee chair, Sarah Herrmann,, who can send it to you as an attachment through email or you can contact the Faculty Senate Office x6233,