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To inform faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences of the guidelines that governs the Faculty Travel Fund.

Applies to: 

Faculty Members in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Policy Statement: 

Eligibility: The applicant must have completed his/her terminal degree and currently hold either a tenure-track or tenured position appointment in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Application Process: Applications can be submitted via the web at https://collegetravel.ku.edu.

  • Applicants must submit a two-page c.v. (maximum) via the above link before an application can be completed.
  • Complete the online application and submit.
  • Applications can be monitored at the same above web link.
  • Once an application is submitted, a confirmation email will be sent to the applicant.

Decision Process: Applications will be reviewed on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Decisions will be made by the deans in the College Office. Award notifications will be sent out immediately after travel funds have been approved.

Allocation Criteria: These funds may only be used for travel associated with faculty professional development related to one’s employment responsibilities: (1) to conduct research or (2) to present a paper or poster at a professional conference. These funds may not be allocated for professional association duties (e.g., governing board meetings, editorial board meetings) or conference attendance. The funds will be distributed based on the merit of the projects proposed and the applicant’s record of scholarly productivity. There are no entitlements to travel funds on a per capita basis. Individuals are eligible for no more than one award per year. Priority will be given to untenured faculty members. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis until all funds are committed. Allocation amounts and policy may be adjusted to ensure equitable distribution, normally once each fiscal year.

Anticipated Award Amounts:

Following are the current award benchmarks:

Travel within the U.S. including Hawaii and Alaska; Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean - $700.00

Other International travel - $1,200.00

Please direct questions about the Faculty Travel Fund to the College Dean’s Office at clastravel@mail.ku.edu or 785-864-3668.


Associate Dean, Administrative Affairs
University of Kansas
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dean’s Office
200 Strong Hall
1450 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045

Approved by: 
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Approved on: 
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Effective on: 
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
CLAS Faculty Travel
Change History: 

11/01/2019: Updated URL for website for submitting applications.
06/15/2017: Updated contact information.
10/14/2015: Uploaded to the Policy Library website to replace the version that was formerly published in pdf format.
11/01/2012: Approved by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

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