Faculty Conference Grant

***Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, university-sponsored travel is currently suspended. This suspension applies to both domestic and international travel.***


GRANT AT A GLANCE

  • Amount: $500 for first event and $250 for second event
  • Purpose: This grant provides funding to defray the registration cost of virtual teaching-related conferences only, with or without presenting. For the 2020-2021 academic year, there is a limited amount of funding available.
  • Eligibility: All faculty: full- or part-time. Staff not eligible 
  • Application Timing: Applications will be accepted and awarded on a rolling basis until funds are depleted.
  • Of Note:
    • Funding is limited to two awards ($500 and $250) per faculty member per fiscal year. 
    • Recipients will be notified within one week of applying. 

Below is a detailed explanation of the Pew FTLC Faculty Conference Grant. Once you have reviewed the information below, please click on "APPLY FOR A GRANT" to begin the application process. Applications may be saved as "in progress" at any time during the application process. 


Faculty Conference Grant

Faculty Conference Grants are designed to defray the registration cost of attending virtual teaching-related conferences only. The use of funds does not require the presentation of papers at the conference.

Two awards are available per faculty member per fiscal year. $500 for the first event and $250 for the second event.

  • All faculty, full- or part-time, are eligible to apply.  
  • Staff not eligible.
  • Funding is limited to two awards ($500 and $250) per faculty member per fiscal year. 
  • In the event that an applicant decides not to use their award, they must notify the Pew FTLC before the start date of proposed activity if they would like to be eligible for additional funding. 

Note: For the 2020-2021 academic year, there is a limited amount of funding available 

Applications will be accepted and awarded on a rolling basis until funds are depleted.

  • Apply by selecting "Faculty Conference Grant" from the dropdown menu in the FTLC Grants System.
  • After careful examination of each proposal to confirm alignment with the established guidelines and approval from your unit head, grant recipients will be notified within one week of applying.

Each applicant who is awarded a Faculty Conference Grant will be responsible for submitting a Final Report (brief reflection) via the online system within 30 days of the conference end date.  The Pew FTLC will send out an automatic reminder e-mail for your convenience.  The Final Report will ask you to summarize the following (500 word limit): 

  • What tools, skills, knowledge and/or professional connections did you gain by attending the conference?
  • How will you implement what you have learned into your classroom, unit/college, and/or community?

To submit a Final Report, click on "Final Report" under "Application Details" within the FTLC Grant System.   Reimbursements will not be processed until a Final Report has been received. 

Please note: We read these reports with great interest and use them:

  • To verify that our investment in you had an impact on our students' learning and on your professional development
  • To glean ideas for new FTLC endeavors which can benefit more students and faculty
  • To improve our processes and outcomes

All expenditures associated with this grant must be submitted to your unit on a Travel and Expense Form along with original, detailed receipts. Your unit will reimburse you for your travel expenses and will send a copy of the Travel and Expense Form via OnBase to the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center, 068 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ). Upon submission of your Final Report and receipt of your Travel and Expense Form, your unit will be reimbursed by the Pew FTLC.