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Title III  Faculty Development Travel Awards

The Title III Faculty Development Travel Award is to allow faculty to attend workshops/conference that promote scholarship and research within the academy.  These events should impact the faculty's professional development as a teacher-scholar.   

Application Process

Applicants should request funds at least 30 days before travel. All funding is contingent upon availability. 

  1. Applicants must complete an online application form.  
  2. Prior to submitting an application, the applicant must confer with their academic chair and dean that the appropriate Title III funds are available. 
  3. After the online application is submitted, the department chair and academic dean submit their approval via this link    
  4. After the online application is completed, applicants must complete and submit a Virginia State University Travel Authorization Form.  
  5. If needed, a Lodging Exemption Form should be included with the Travel Authorization Form.
  6. After travel is completed (within 5 business days), faculty must submit the paper reimbursement form with the appropriate receipts.  Faculty must also provide feedback regarding the conference.  The feedback form should be submitted electronically.  

Provost Academic Travel Award

The Provost Academic Travel Award program has been established to provide financial assistance for faculty members who present or participate in academic conferences.  Applications will not be accepted from faculty members who are only attending the meeting.

Application Process

Applications for travel between December 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018 are due November 15, 2017.

Applications for travel between March 1 - August 30, 2018 are due February 1, 2018.

All Provost Academic Travel Awards Applications will be reviewed by a faculty committee. Funding is competitive and the recommendation of the committee will be submitted to the Provost for final approval.  Approval of the travel award is contingent on the availability of funds.

  1. Applicants should complete an online application form.  
  2. After the online application is submitted, the department chair or academic dean should submit their approval via this link.  
  3. Applications will be reviewed by a faculty committee after the application deadline.  An email will be sent to applicants to notify them of the committee’s decision. 
  4. If a faculty member is recommended for the Provost Academic Travel Award, they must complete and submit a Virginia State University Travel Authorization Form
  5. If needed, the Lodging Exemption Form should be included with the Travel Authorization Form.
  6. After travel is completed (within 5 business days), faculty members must submit a paper reimbursement form with the appropriate receipts.  Faculty must also provide feedback regarding the conference.  The feedback form should be submitted electronically.  
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