Faculty Travel Program


The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the FY20 Faculty Travel Program aimed to promote research and scholarly activities across the college. Awards will support out-of-town faculty travel to disseminate the results of research, creative activities or other scholarly endeavors or to develop new research collaborations and funding opportunities.

The program is funded from Indirect Cost Returns generated from external grants awarded to CCNY faculty. Faculty Travel awards are not designed to fund the travel expenses fully but rather to assist in defraying a significant portion of the costs. Faculty are expected to explore and utilize other mechanisms to fund their trips as centrally available funds are limited. 

All applications for travel funding should be submitted prior to date of travel.

**The Faculty Travel Program funds allocated for fiscal year 2020 have been completely expended as of December, 2019. We will continue to accept applications for travel reimbursement for the next six months, but no further funds will be distributed until after July, 2020 which is the beginning of fiscal year 2021.**

Categories of Travel Supported

Category 1: Travel to Develop Funding Opportunities

Awards in this category will support faculty travel to develop new funding opportunities or to set up new collaborations that have the potential to yield external funding in the future. These trips will typically involve meeting with potential collaborators or funding program managers when a "virtual" meeting is inadequate. Travelers are encouraged to visit multiple agencies or program managers during a single trip, especially when traveling to Washington, DC. A maximum amount of $500 may be requested for travel under this category.

Category 2: Travel to Disseminate Results

Awards in this category will support faculty travel to disseminate the results of research, creative activities or other significant scholarly endeavors. These trips will typically involve delivering a presentation or exhibition before an audience of peers or the broader community. Confirmation of the faculty member's participation in the conference or event is required at the time of application. A maximum amount of $1500 may be requested for travel under this category.

Faculty Travel awards will reimburse for domestic or international travel. This support may be used for registration, economy transportation, lodging, and receipted meal costs not provided by other sources of support.

Faculty may request no more than $1500 over a two fiscal year period.            

How to Apply

Requests must be submitted using the following online application form.

Application Review

Applications for travel in FY20 will be reviewed according to the schedule below. Faculty may submit applications at any time, but award decisions will be made four times per year (September 30, December 30, March 30 and June 30). Faculty therefore may not receive an award decision before the start of their trip.

  • All untenured Assistant Professors irrespective of their division/school will receive the highest priority for funding.
  • Tenured Associate Professors in the humanities and social sciences will receive the next highest level of priority; tenured Associate Professors in the STEM fields will also be accorded similar levels of priority but their funding levels will be reduced to 50% of the maximum amounts i.e. $250 and $750 for Categories 1 and 2, respectively.
  • Applications from Full Professors in STEM fields and Distinguished Professors will ordinarily not be considered. Such faculty are expected to have other avenues to fund their research and travel.  Applications from Full Professors in non-STEM fields will be supported as funds allow, though applications from Assistant and Associate Professors will generally be given higher priority.

Awards & Reimbursement
Award recipients must provide documentation to support their participation in the meeting and provide expense details and receipts to validate reimbursement claims. 

Procedures to file claims may be found here.

Requests for reimbursement should be made within one month of the end of the trip.

Contact Information

The Faculty Travel Program is administered through the College Research Council. Please contact Ranajeet Ghose, CRC Chair ( rghose@ccny.cuny.edu ) or Joseph Brisendine, research manager ( jbrisendine@ccny.cuny.edu ) with questions.