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More funding available for faculty travel

by Sherry Fisher - April 2, 2007

Limited funds for faculty travel are being made available for Fiscal Year 2007, thanks to the UConn chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), the provost, and the vice provost for research and graduate education.

These funds are for faculty traveling to a conference in which they are actively participating – defined as “in conjunction with a conference, presentation of a paper or poster session, chairmanship of a research session, discussant on a symposium panel, participant in a gallery opening, and solo, choral, orchestral, musical, and dance performances.”

“We very much appreciate the support and cooperation from AAUP in trying to provide the maximum opportunity for our faculty to be professionally successful,” says Gregory Anderson, vice provost for research and graduate education.

If a faculty member originally applied for Research Foundation funds in FY 2007 but was denied because of lack of funds, he or she must reapply.

If an individual applied for funding and received a notice that the request was being processed but did not receive an award letter, the request may still be pending and he or she need not reapply.

To confirm, e-mail Larisa.Hull@uconn.edu.

“Hopefully, this will help address the imbalance in resource allocations,” says Ed Marth, executive director of the AAUP.

Requests will be processed for travel during the period Jan. 30 through June 30, 2007 only.

AAUP’s recently signed contract calls for additions to the travel budget for the next four years, with $100,000 added in FY 2008.

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