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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS)


Make a Lasting Impact


Our research and community and global partnerships give students and faculty the chance to have positive, lasting impacts around the world.

Faculty Funding Opportunities

Professional Conference Travel Fund

Each department will receive a professional travel budget equal to $1,300 for each tenure-line position. These funds will be placed in a budget line that is completely separate from--and with a firewall between--other departmental budget lines (account 733200). Funds in this budget line may be used only for the agreed-upon purposes.

  • In allocating these funds, first priority should be given for travel to conferences involving the active participation of faculty members--e.g. giving a paper, chairing a panel, participating in a roundtable. Conference participation should be relevant for tenure and promotion and continued faculty professional activity. In some cases, at the discretion of an academic department, it may be appropriate for faculty members to attend but not actively participate in a professional conference.
  • Chairs may consult with the Dean's office if extenuating circumstances suggest a departure from the above mentioned general guidelines for expenditures.
  • Travel funds are governed by the fiscal year structure of the University's budget. They must be expended and reimbursed within the current fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). All purchases must follow University purchasing policy.