To apply for a Pew FTLC Faculty Travel Grant, click on "APPLY FOR GRANTS" to the left. All faculty, full- or part-time, are eligible to apply.


Faculty Travel Grants are designed to help defray the costs of attending teaching-related conferences. Conferences with concurrent sessions would fit this category. The use of funds does not require the presentation of papers when attending conferences. Funding limits and the dramatic increase in demand on the Pew FTLC's Faculty Travel Grant funds have made the following policies necessary:

 1. Funding will be limited to one grant per faculty member every other fiscal year (retroactive to FY 13/14). The maximum award for travel is $600. Actual funds awarded depend on availability of funds.

 2. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis each quarter (provided proposals meet established guidelines) until funds are exhausted for the quarter. The FTLC's funds for Faculty Travel Grants will be divided into four allotments to be distributed equally over the four fiscal quarters (July-September, October-December, January-March, April-June).  Applications will be accepted on the first day of the previous quarter in which the travel takes place (end date of travel is the date determining the operative quarter of activity).  They will continue to be accepted until the last day of the travel quarter, or until funds run out. The following indicates the application periods:

1st Quarter (July 1-Sept. 30)
  Applications will be accepted starting on April 1, ending on Sept. 30
    (or until funds are depleted).

2nd Quarter (Oct. 1-Dec. 31)
  Applications will be accepted starting on July 1, ending on Dec. 31
    (or until funds are depleted).

3rd Quarter (Jan. 1-March 31)
  Applications will be accepted starting on Oct. 1, ending on March 31
    (or until funds are depleted).

4th Quarter (April 1-June 30)
   Applications will be accepted starting on Jan. 5, 2015 (first day of Winter Semester classes), ending on June 30
     (or until funds are depleted).

3. Please be aware of the following when using the online application system:
    a)  The application entry is timed at a maximum of 20 minutes. We advise that you prepare your text and budget figures in advance and paste this information into the application. An outline of the grant is here: FTG Outline.
    b)  It is recommended that PC Users use Internet Explorer for application entry and Mac users should use either Safari or Firefox.
    c)  The online system will inform you upon login if the funds for the quarter in question have been depleted.


All reimbursement for travel expenses for grants are to be made using department funds. Turn in your original receipts along with the completed Travel and Expense voucher to your department and notify them of your travel grant. The department will forward a signed copy to the Pew FTLC and will be reimbursed through a working budget transfer. The Pew FTLC will initiate the transfer in Onbase when both your Travel and Expense form and your report have been submitted and approved.


Report Format: The report format is entirely up to you, but normally we get a 1-2 page narrative describing the derived benefits of the activity to teaching development. You may report specifically on the sessions you attended, the connections you made to experts or others interested in your field, or tips and inspirations you acquired.  Go to the Pew FTLC website, click on "Apply for Grants", logon, and you will see your grants listed. Highlight the appropriate grant, click “View” and upload your report where indicated. Reimbursements will not be processed without the accompanying report.

Page last modified August 19, 2014