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Deadline: Rolling- Applications should be submitted at least two weeks before the date of travel.
University of Michigan Office of the President
This award opportunity is intended for any faculty member who seeks to share expertise and capacity in policy engagement at the national level and where travel funding is not otherwise provided. Such activities might include expert testimony to Congress, leadership service on national boards of professional societies, or involvement in other national leadership and advisory positions. This initiative aligns with the president's emphasis on the importance of public engagement by members of the entire U-M community.
Award funding amount is limited to the cost of airfare and hotel and will be dependent on travel location and other factors.
Any member of the tenure-track faculty and/or research faculty member who seeks to share expertise and capacity in policy engagement. All schools, colleges, and units, may apply.
Travel Arrangement & Reimbursement
Travel should be arranged by the department/home unit of the applicant. UMOR will provide reimbursement to the department/unit for airfare and hotel expenses. Reimbursement will be provided upon receipt of a short summary highlighting the outcomes of the meeting (e.g., topics of discussion, policy recommendations, follow-on activities, possible additional university support needed or action recommendations). Post-travel summaries and reimbursement requests should be sent to DC.Travel.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Award proposals will be reviewed and approved by the Office of the President and the Office of the Vice President for Research.
How To Apply
Applications should be submitted at least two weeks before the date of travel. Apply through our Internal Funding Application site.