Funding for Travel Support
Below are resources available to support UGA faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students who have been invited to present their research or scholarship at an academic conference or workshop.
Faculty Travel Funding
All requests for domestic travel funds should be directed to the dean in your school or college.
The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the allocation of new funds to support international faculty travel in FY 2024. Effective immediately, these international travel funds will be managed by the Office of Global Engagement.
International travel is defined as travel outside the 48 contiguous states. These funds are intended for full-time faculty who are invited and/or accepted to attend an international conference or venue to present a scholarly paper or creative work.
International travel funding support is limited to one trip per faculty member in FY 2024. Requests must include at least 1:1 matching funds for consideration. A maximum of $2,000 in funding per faculty trip is available. Travel must take place between July 1, 2023, and June 25, 2024.
NEW: Beginning in FY 2024, faculty will have the opportunity to apply for additional funds supporting a connected visit to a new or existing international partner for the purpose of developing joint research, recruiting graduate students, or facilitating new institutional collaboration. Relevant documentation clearly identifying the activity to be undertaken will be required, including an invitation letter from the partner. Up to an additional $500 will be available, and no matching funds are required. The funds can be applied to lodging, transportation, and meal expenses of the traveler.
To apply for Provost International Travel Funds:
- Complete the Request for FY 2024 Provost International Travel Funds form available at https://globalengagement.uga.edu/international-travel-funds. Please note, these funds must be used in conjunction with other funding to support
the international travel request. When describing the nature of the travel, be precise
in explaining your role at the conference or venue (i.e., presenting scholarly papers
or creative works). Documentation supporting your request (e.g., invitation and/or
acceptance letter) must be attached to the request.
- Faculty requesting additional funding for partnership development must attach an invitation letter from the partner on institutional letterhead that clearly identifies the proposed activity for which supplemental support is being sought and contains supporting information (invitation to give a lecture, workshop or seminar, official schedule of meetings, or formal evidence of joint research).
- Faculty must submit the request for funds to the appropriate department head/director and then to the dean/vice president for review and approval.
- The signed form with all supporting documentation should be submitted via email to OGETravel@uga.edu.
Notification of Award: All requests will receive a notification and, if approved, the award will be transferred by the OGE Business Office. Any questions regarding Provost International Travel funds should be directed to the OGE Business Office (OGETravel@uga.edu or 706-542-2900).
Domestic and International Postdoctoral Scholar Travel Funding
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs in the Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to continue the Postdoctoral Scholar Travel Support Program. This program provides support for domestic and foreign travel for two purposes: (1) To present active research at national and international conferences, and (2) To participate in professional development events, such as formal workshops or training sessions.
Matching funds (at least 1:1) must be identified and may be provided by the postdoc’s research mentor/supervisor, unit, or college, or by an external travel award or grant.
The maximum funding from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is $1,500 per domestic trip or $2,000 per international trip. Only one award per year per postdoctoral scholar is allowed. Applications are submitted via InfoReady and are reviewed in quarterly intervals, with deadlines on the second Tuesday of August, November, February, and May.
Domestic and International Graduate Student Travel Funding
The Graduate School is pleased to offer funding to students presenting their research/scholarly work at both domestic and international conferences and professional meetings. For the purposes of these awards, travel to Hawaii, Alaska, and U.S. territories outside the contiguous 48 states is considered foreign travel.
Funds are awarded on a rolling basis, and a limited amount of funding is available each semester. The amount of each award will be based on factors such as prevailing costs at the meeting site, distance traveled, whether the meeting is regional, national, or international, and the availability of funds. Departmental matching funding in support of the student’s travel will greatly enhance the student’s chances for Graduate School funding.
Students may receive only one travel grant per fiscal year, regardless of the type of travel (domestic or international).
Please visit the Graduate School website for detailed information on eligibility and the application process. Review this information carefully, as international and domestic travel awards have different eligibility criteria.
All requests for travel funding must be submitted by the Graduate Coordinator in GradStatus. Students may not submit requests directly.