Faculty Travel Award Program 2013-2014 College of Social and Behavioral Sciences The goal of the Faculty Travel Award Program in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is to provide modest enhancements to departmental faculty member financial support for university business travel, subject to the availability of funding. Each faculty member is only eligible for one travel award per fiscal year. This document outlines the process and criteria for selection in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Given the availability of funding, awards for travel will typically be in the $100 - $500 range. Decisions on travel awards will be based on these criteria: 1. Travel that expands the faculty member’s scholarly work or instructional agenda, including attending relevant conferences. 2. Faculty presenting papers or posters at conferences (domestic or international). Priority will be given to faculty whose scholarly activity involves students, particularly those whose papers/posters include student co-authors. Funds are not available to support a faculty member’s sabbatical or research unless the other criteria are applicable. For FY 2014, applications and supporting documents for travel in an upcoming quarter should be submitted to the SBS Dean’s Office by: September 6, November 1, February 7, May 2 Faculty should apply for travel funding prior to the anticipated dates of travel. Funding can be encumbered if trips are tentative. Faculty Travel Funding Applications can be obtained in the dean’s office, academic departments or online at http://nau.edu/SBS/Faculty-Staff-Resources/ under Faculty Travel. Applicants for support from the Faculty Travel Award Program must: Complete the SBS Travel application form, including the budget and information on financial support from the department, school, or other sources. The form must be signed by the department chair Explain in a brief memo to Dean Wright how the request fits the criteria outlined above. Provide documentation of acceptance of the paper/abstract or other role within the conference as applicable. (Or evidence of submission/attendance if acceptance decisions have not been made by the deadline). Deliver completed applications to: Mary Anderson SBS Dean’s Office, Rm. 200 Box 15700 For more information, please contact: [email protected] Telephone: (928)523-5886 Incomplete applications will be returned and not considered.