Faculty Travel

COSAM Faculty Travel Fund

Funding has been made available by the College of Sciences and Mathematics to support travel related to research and teaching for the upcoming fiscal year.

Official application deadlines for the current fiscal year are listed below and are contained in the Call for Applications, a memorandum sent to all COSAM faculty members approximately one month before each deadline.

For Travel planned during

Strict Application deadline

October 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020

September 20, 2019

April 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020

March 13, 2020

Applications are reviewed by the COSAM Faculty Travel Awards Committee, which consists of a chair and two additional COSAM faculty members. The committee will review applications shortly after the deadline and announce decisions promptly. Current committee members and contact information are listed below.



Year as Chair


Chuck Savrda (Geosciences)

2017 - 2020

2017 - 2020


Konrad Patkowski (Chemistry)

2016 - 2019



Guillaume Laurent (Physics)

2016 - 2019




  1. Funds will be utilized in support of research and teaching activities associated with presentations at national and international technical meetings, conferences, and symposia.
  2. Foreign travel qualifies but is subject to university mandated restrictions.
  3. Funds are limited to COSAM faculty members holding full-time tenured or tenure-track appointments and to research professors who are employed on campus during the semester that travel takes place.
  4. Travel must take place during the time specified in the application.
  5. The amount of each award can be up to $1000, depending on need and documented efforts to obtain funds from the applicant's department or other source (e.g., research grants). A faculty member can receive at most one COSAM travel award in any two consecutive review periods.


  1. Positive factors relate to active teaching and research programs of the applicant, the quality of the meeting, the importance of the meeting to the faculty member, and the applicant’s funding situation.
  2. Some preference is given to an applicant who has attempted to obtain funds from other sources.
  3. Preference is given to applicants who have not recently received a COSAM Travel Award.
  4. Preference may be given to junior faculty in early stages of their careers.
  5. Funds will be distributed with consideration given to each department represented in the pool of applicants.


Applications may be submitted through the link below. Have the following documents prepared in PDF format before filling out your application:

  • Request for Authority to Travel (RAT) form
  • Copy of invitation (if pertinent)
  • A brief (1-2 page) current vita listing your 5 most recent publications and your grant/contract submissions during the last 5 years.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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