Faculty Travel Grants


To ensure the successful completion and dissemination of creative activity/scholarship projects related to the faculty members’ role statements, the Caine College of the Arts invites members of our full-time and term-appointment faculty to apply for 2022-2023 travel support grants.  Applicants may request up to a maximum of $1,000 per project/trip, up to a maximum of $2,000 per academic year. All proposals should involve the completion and/or dissemination of professional creative activity/scholarship. 

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 is currently accepting proposals for travel that will occur between October 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023. Faculty with projects falling after that time will be eligible to apply for support in future rounds, per the annual deadline schedule on the right hand side of this page. 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.

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 by September 30, 2022.

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, September 1, 2022.

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

Application Deadlines

  • April 2023 Request for Proposals

    Travel for 5/1/2023 - 10/31/2023

    deadline Application window is closed
    deadline Due by April 3, 2023 by 5 p.m.

  • September 2022 Request for Proposals

    Travel for 10/1/2022 - 3/31/2023

    deadline Application window is closed
    deadline Due by September 1, 2022 by 5 p.m.

  • December 2022 Request for Proposals

    Travel for 1/1/2023 - 6/30/2023

    deadline Application window is closed
    deadline Due by December 1, 2022 by 5 p.m.

  • 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.