Faculty Travel Grants


The Caine College of the Arts invites tenured, tenure-eligible, and term-appointment faculty to apply for 2022-2023 travel grants to support the successful completion/dissemination of research/creative endeavors and/or the scholarship of teaching related to faculty members’ role statements. Applicants may request a maximum of $1,000 for the project/trip per semester up to $2,000 maximum per academic year. Applicants should also solicit funds from their department or other funding sources. Proposals should involve the dissemination and/or completion of research related to research, creative scholarship/creative endeavors, and/or the scholarship of teaching as defined by the faculty member’s role statement. Although funding is limited, faculty may submit multiple applications, provided the collective total requested does not exceed the totals indicated above. Please do not submit a single proposal for multiple projects.

The College accepts proposals for travel approximately one month before the deadline of the current round (please see specific application periods and deadlines on current RFP. In order to provide greater flexibility to faculty, some travel eligibility periods overlap. If faculty have travel during one of these periods they may apply by either of the applicable deadlines. As funds are limited, faculty with projects dates more appropriate to future rounds, may be advised to reapply for a later round.

This program is very competitive. Faculty members should be careful to submit complete and detailed applications that follow the guidelines below to succeed in this competition.  The Dean's Office will notify faculty of funding results within 30 days of the submission deadline.

Virtual Events

Proposals to support participation in virtual conferences and similar events will be considered. In such cases, the maximum award will be limited to the registration fee for the event, in accordance with current USU travel policies.

How to Apply

  1. Compile the following document into a single PDF file:
    1. The completed cover sheet with all required signatures.
    2.  A one-page summary of the creative/scholarly project to be supported. Discuss its importance to the faculty member's role and career trajectory as well as how it will enjance the profile of the College.
    3. The completed budget page.
    4. A list of current and anticipated travel/professional development funding for the 2022-2023 academic year, including any matching funds available for the proposed project.  
    5. A two-page condensed vita that includes the faculty member’s professional products, the number of years at USU, faculty rank, and other information relevant to the request for funding.
  2. Submit all materials as a single PDF file to emily.nelson@usu.edu by 5 PM, on the deadline date.

Application Process

A college committee will review the proposals and make recommendations to the dean regarding their appropriateness and priority for support. Factors considered include: the creation and/or dissemination of creative activity/scholarship; the selection process for the creative activity/scholarship (e.g., peer review), the venue in which the activity will be presented, the importance of the project to the faculty member’s career trajectory; past and current funding history, the accuracy of the budget, the faculty member's personal contribution to the cost of the travel, and the faculty member’s prior funding history from the college. While proposals will be primarily evaluated on the aforementioned criteria, the committee may also consider optional factors such as how the project supports current and/or future students, opportunities for faculty fulfillment of leadership obligations and professional development, and/or how the project advances other college priorities, provided that these optional factors are in addition to the creation and/or dissemination of professional creative activity/scholarship.

Please note that all travel must adhere to University travel policies and procedures.
University Travel Policies & Procedures

Downloadable Forms

Previous Grantees

Year Name
2022-23 Sara Bakker
2022-23 Tim Chenette
2022-23 Corey Christiansen
2022-23 Amanda Dawson
2022-23 Jeiran Hasan
2022-23 Braun Khan
2022-23 Amanda Lee
2022-23 Max Matzen
2022-23 Holly Murdock
2022-23 Jared Ragland
2022-23 Michael Shipley


Application Deadlines

  • Application windows open approximately one month prior to the proposal due date.
  • April Request for Proposals

    Travel for May 1st - October 31st

    deadline Due by April 3rd by 5 p.m.

  • September Request for Proposals

    Travel for October 1st - March 31st

    deadline Due by September 1st by 5 p.m.

  • December  Request for Proposals

    Travel for January 1st - June 30th

    deadline Due by December 1st by 5 p.m.

  • For specific application periods and deadlines, please see current RFP.

    Faculty members should check with department offices for department deadlines.

    Note that some travel periods overlap - if you have travel during one of these periods you may apply by either of the applicable deadlines.