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Southeastern Conference Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program

The Office of Research and Engagement is now accepting applications for the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program. The program is intended to enhance faculty collaboration that stimulates scholarly initiatives between SEC universities. It gives faculty members from one SEC university the opportunity to travel to another SEC campus to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals, conduct research, consult with faculty and/or students, offer lectures or symposia, present a recital, or engage in whatever activities are agreeable to the visitor and host unit. UT faculty members must request a letter of invitation from a department head or dean at the host SEC university.

The selection committee will give preference to proposals intended to develop new or continue recent collaborations between faculty members. Proximity to the Knoxville campus will not be a factor.Travel dates for these visits are between August 1, 2018 and July 15, 2019. Requests of up to $1,500 will be considered.

Details regarding the application process and required information can be found here. Applications must be submitted as a single PDF document attached to an email and sent to Hannah Schmidt at by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2018. Award notifications will be sent by July 20, 2018.