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I. RESEARCH/STUDY FUNDS GUIDELINES
II. TRAVEL TO PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS
All regular full-time faculty and those with at least half-time appointments are eligible to apply for funds for travel to professional meetings. Usually travel will be paid to not more than one meeting per year; if papers are accepted for presentation at more than one national meeting, travel may be requested for a second meeting. Funds are allocated among various claimants with the following priorities:
Knox will pay transportation costs, i.e., round trip fare by the cheapest regular air or rail accommodation, or by private auto if less expensive than public transportation. If funds permit, travel to international conferences may be funded.
For those giving papers at a national or a major regional meeting, Knox will also pay a stipend of $500 toward other expenses. A copy of the paper to be presented and evidence of presentation should be submitted with the request for reimbursement, as well as receipts for expenses covered by the stipend.
Application forms and instructions on submission are available online.
All faculty who anticipate attending professional meetings during the year should apply by October 1. If special opportunities arise late in the year, a request may be submitted to the Dean. Application is made to the Dean of the College.
The new system of Conference Travel Allocations (CTAs) will operate as follows:
CTAs will have two funding levels:
$1000 for a fiscal year in which a faculty member is presenting a paper or participating in the formal conference proceedings (as defined below).
$400 for a fiscal year in which a faculty member is attending, but not presenting at, a conference.
Faculty participating in international conferences will be eligible for additional allocations based on the location of the conference. Amounts will be announced each April.
Faculty presenting a paper or participating in the formal conference proceedings would also be eligible to receive an additional allocation if they have not used any conference travel funds in the preceding fiscal year. Amounts will be announced each April.
The Committee on Faculty Research will create procedures to allow funding of extraordinary cases of faculty conference travel need that do not fit within the established allocations. Such cases may include opportunities for multiple conference presentations within a single fiscal year, international conferences, discipline-specific issues, and the particular needs of junior faculty, if start-up funds have been exhausted. Funding for these special circumstances will be awarded on a competitive basis.
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