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Foreign Travel Fund

Program Objective

Provides funds for the travel expenses associated with having an exhibition, performing, attending a conference, or otherwise disseminating a faculty member’s creative activities as part of their scholarship within the United States. The maximum award is $500.

Eligibility

Tenure and Tenure-track faculty who are responsible for disseminating creative activities are eligible to apply for this fund by submitting a request to the Department Head for approval who will route to the Associate Dean for Research for college-level approval.

Faculty in the following departments and colleges are generally eligible to apply for this award when performing, exhibiting, or otherwise disseminating creative activities:

  • College of Architecture and Design
  • School of Art
  • English (creative writing)
  • School of Music
  • Theatre

Faculty from other departments may apply if they can make a significant case for their creative activities as being essential to their scholarship. Faculty are not eligible for this fund if they are not disseminating creative activities. The long-term benefit to the university should be clearly described in the request.

Submission Process

Faculty member completes application that includes travel expenses associated with having an exhibition, performing, attending a conference, or otherwise disseminating a faculty member’s creative activities as part of their scholarship within the United States. Provide any invitation request, documentation of conference presentation including any honorarium associated.

The application will be submitted to the department head for approval who will route to the Associate Dean for Research for college-level approval. The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Development will provide final approval and notify the faculty member.

There is no formal application deadline, however the SARIF Domestic Travel funds are limited.  Applications can be submitted here: Domestic Travel for Creative Activities.

Award Terms

Funding is based on actual expenses up to the amount approved. Requests that do not result in actual expenses are not carried over into the subsequent fiscal year unless prior approved.

Please direct inquiries to: AVCRD@utk.edu