Faculty/Staff Research Development Travel Fund

Off-campus travel for face-to-face meetings with potential funding agency officials can lead to future success in obtaining grants. For many years, the KU Office of Research has supported such meetings, by providing up to $750 for an annual research development trip by any eligible faculty or staff member. The chief requirement is that the researcher must have a scheduled, focused meeting with one or more program officers to discuss the possibility of funding for a future sponsored project.

While most such trips are to and from Washington, D.C., the $750 may also be used to meet with foundation officials wherever they are located. The funding does not apply to trips to professional meetings that potential sponsoring program officials might attend.

To apply, complete and submit the Faculty/Staff Research Development Travel Fund form below. The form may also be used to request a cash travel advance. If funded, you will be required to use a separate form to report the results of the trip within 60 days of your return (along with the travel expense report and appropriate receipts).

Applications must be reviewed and approved by KU Research before arrangements are finalized for a trip.

Contact Nancy Biles

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