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The R&D Fund provides limited travel support for major paper presentation with a major paper being defined as (1) one refereed by an external professional peer group, or (2) one that is invitational, the invitation resulting from recognition of the researcher's professional status by external peer group (this paper need not be refereed, the invitation being adequate to define the paper as a major paper), with monies granted for:
1. Travel from within or outside the U.S.* up to a maximum of $800.
2. A maximum of two trips per fiscal year per faculty or staff member who has an active internally or externally sponsored grant. All other faculty and staff are eligible for one trip per fiscal year.
3. In the case of multiple authors on a paper, poster, or presentation, R&D funding will be limited to support only one of the authors. Faculty mentors may, however, apply for funding to accompany a graduate student to present shared research.
4. Signed application packages must be received by the Graduate School at least 2 weeks before the departure date.
All requests for travel support must be received at least 2 weeks prior to date of departure. Travel funds are for the purpose of research dissemination at conferences or other professionally sanctioned activities. Requests to give presentations at other universities, unless part of a recognized conference, are generally not supported. Similarly, administrative functions at professional meetings such as panel chairs, organizers, etc., are generally not supported.
No reimbursement can be given for payments already made prior to the fiscal year in which the request is made.
Faculty and staff with continuing full time appointments may apply for Research and Development (R&D) funds. Note: staff members must have an active grant to be eligible to apply.
Faculty and staff should use the Faculty Travel Request Form and the (optional) Budget Worksheet when applying for R&D funds. Signed application packets must be submitted to the Graduate School at least 2 weeks before the departure date and should include a) a copy of the abstract, b) a copy of notification of acceptance, c) a detailed budget and justification, and for international trips, d) a justification letter for travel outside the continental U.S., and e) an export control license or completed Temporary Export Form. Application forms require the signature of the department chair and the school or college dean. Packets may be submitted any time during the year to the Graduate School's Office of Research and Projects. Reimbursement cannot be provided for expenditures made prior to approval of the application for funding. Applications must include appropriate supporting evidence, including a detailed budget and budget justification that includes per diem estimates, taxi and mileage estimates, registration fees, lodging, airfare, etc...An optional budget worksheet has been provided to assist in calculating these costs.
If approved, the Graduate School will transfer the funds to the school/college Transfers will occur on a quarterly basis to a non-state account (January, April, July, and October). P-card and other travel charges will no longer be directly charged to the Graduate School's R&D account. Any questions concerning eligibility for travel matching program may be directed to Patience Graybill Condellone at x5618 or email@example.com. Questions concerning funds transfers and financial reports may be directed to Tammy Smart at x5364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Graduate Dean makes all final decisions regarding the use of R&D funds. The Graduate Dean may refer applications to the Graduate School's RPAB for recommendation.
The Graduate School travel program as described above was ratified by the SIUE Graduate Council in 2004.