Through a Title VI Grant from the US department of Education, the European Studies Consortium is able to help fund University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus faculty travel in support of the activities listed below. Grants will be made each term on a competitive basis.
Deadline: March 16, 2012
The following activities are supported by the Title VI Faculty Travel Grants. The ranking below reflects the priorities of the grant program.
Four awards of $1000 for partial travel support will be made. Priority will be given to projects that develop curricular content or partnerships in Central or Eastern Europe.
Download and complete the Application Form (PDF)
Include a one-page proposal with a description of the proposed activity and the expected benefits to your research and the general area of European Studies.
Include documentation of matching funds. Evidence of pending application for matching funds is acceptable.
NOTE: In case of foreign travel, the final notification might be delayed. The ESC as a federally funded Title VI National Resource Center is required to file a Foreign Travel Approval Request with the US Department of Education more than 30 days prior to the date of departure. For this reason, Faculty Travel Grants for foreign travel will be awarded provisionally, pending approval from the USDE. Failure to obtain a federal Foreign Travel Approval will result in loss of funding. In addition, awardees of a grant for foreign travel have to comply with the Fly America Act.
In general, individuals are eligible for only one travel award per year.
It is the policy of the ESC to support faculty travel of as many departments as possible. Therefore, the number of grants awarded to a single department in any given year might be limited depending on the available funds.
In addition to working with ESC staff to obtain a federal Foreign Travel Approval, awardees should complete a University Travel Authorization form before departure. Receipts for travel must be provided when claiming or documenting travel costs.
Requests for reimbursements must be submitted within 30 days of return from travel.