Internal Funding Opportunities

Faculty Travel Assistance Grants Program

The travel assistance grants program provides regular faculty (as defined in the Faculty Handbook Section 3.1.1) who are resident in Tulsa with matching funds to help defray the cost of domestic or international travel to participate in a national meeting (i.e., present a paper or, organize and/or chair a session) or to promote or support the development of new or expanded research programs at OU. A faculty member is eligible to receive a travel award for one trip per fiscal year. Faculty must request funding in advance of the expected travel and use these funds within the fiscal year in which they are awarded. The travel assistance program provides one-third of the total travel cost, up to a maximum of $1,200. Thus, the maximum travel costs covered is $3,600.

Special requests (up to full funding) will be considered for a faculty member who will be meeting with potential research sponsors. In these cases, a detailed budget, a detailed itinerary, including the names and titles of the individuals with whom the faculty member will meet, and an indication of the potential funding level are required.

To make a request, a memorandum outlining the travel plans, the costs, and the reasons for travel must be submitted to the Vice Provost (OU-Tulsa, Main Hall, Room 3B20). It is essential that this memorandum clearly and in detail state how the travel will promote or support the development of new or expanded research/creative activity programs at OU. All requests should outline the sources of the other required travel funds and should be endorsed by the departmental chair/director and dean. Requests for travel funds to consult with external funding agencies should indicate the potential level of funding by these agencies. Requests should also indicate the extent to which faculty development funds are available and will be contributed toward the cost of the proposed travel.

Resident faculty in Tulsa should apply to this program and not to the similar program available for faculty resident on the Norman Campus and administered through the Vice President for Research. These funds are available for faculty who are resident in Tulsa and affiliated with a College that reports through the Provost for the Norman Campus

Travel Grant Form

For more information, please contact Charlotte Berryhill at 3660.

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