Provost's Professional Papers - Additional Information
The purpose of the Provost's Professional Papers Account is to support attendance by faculty members at conferences where they are presenting papers. The account is designed to supplement, not to replace, the departmental travel allocation for faculty members. A maximum of $800 toward the cost of attending a national meeting is available for each full-time faculty member per year. Up to $1,500 may be reimbursed for presenting a paper at a meeting outside the contiguous United States. If a faculty member is chairing a panel, the award will be reduced by 50%. In addition, we no longer fund faculty who are conference discussants. Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty may request funds to cover the costs of attending a conference to present a second paper within the same fiscal year (June 1 to May 31). Only one conference will be funded at the $1500 level. The second conference will receive $800, even if it occurs outside our domestic boundaries. Visiting full-time faculty may apply for two conferences as well. These funds are available for all full-time faculty members. Adjunct faculty will be reimbursed up to $400 for participating in or presenting a paper at a conference. They also have travel funds up to $300 in the Provost's Office. Funding must be requested before attending the conference.
For all Provost's Professional Papers requests, approval of funds must be obtained before each conference using the appropriate on-line application form. The Provost will not accept requests after conferences have occurred. Funds will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, so please apply for support as soon as your paper is accepted. If you have to cancel a paper presentation, please notify the Provost's Office immediately. Apply online.
The Provost is able to provide support for professional development for Lecturers if the funding requested is to attend a conference directly related to the courses being taught or if the conference is directly related to the administrative duties associated with the position. This fund is intended to support attendance at conferences or workshops without a requirement of presenting a paper or participating in the conference in a formal way. The award amount is similar to the departmental travel allowance for tenured and tenure-track faculty--$500 maximum. Lecturers should submit this form.