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National Service Engagement Faculty Travel Support

Deadline: Rolling- Applications should be submitted at least two weeks before the date of travel.

Sponsored by:
University of Michigan Office of the President

This award opportunity is intended for any faculty member who has been specifically invited to attend and offer contributions because of their expertise at the national level and where travel funding is not otherwise provided. Such activities might include expert testimony to Congress, national leadership service, or involvement in national advisory positions. This initiative aligns with the president's emphasis on the importance of public engagement by members of the entire U-M community.

Awards:

Award funding amount is limited to the cost of airfare and hotel and will be dependent on travel location and other factors. 

Eligibility

Faculty members who has been specifically invited to attend and offer contributions because of their expetrtise at the national level and where travel funding is not otherwise provided. Such activities might include expert testimonty to Congress, national leadership service, or involvement in national advisory positions. 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. Questions reqarding eligibilty should be sent to National-Service-Awards@umich.edu.

Travel Arrangement & Reimbursement

Travel should be arranged by the department/home unit of the applicant. All travel expenses eligible for reimbursement through this program should be reconciled via Concur on a department shortcode prior to submitting a reimbursement request. The approved Concur report should be sent to UMOR, so that the award amount may be transferred to the department shortcode used for the eligible expenses. 

Please also include a short summary highlighting the outcomes of the meeting (e.g., topics of discussion, policy recommendations, follow-on activities, possible additional university support or action recommendations.)

Post-travel summaries and reimbursement requests, along with approved Concur reports should be sent to National-Service-Awards@umich.edu.

Review Process

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. To find other funding opportunities, please visit the UMOR main internal funding web page.

Questions?

Questions about this funding opportunity or the application process should be directed to the U-M Office of Research via e-mail Natioanl-Service-Awards@umich.edu.