The Faculty Travel for Grant Development program financially supports CUNY researchers and scholars pursuing new grant proposals that require out-of-town travel. All travel for grant development should pertain to meetings with proposal collaborators and/or representatives of external funders, such as federal agency officers or private foundation program officers. Applicants should provide evidence that an idea intended for grant funding is fully thought-out and ready for advanced planning and discussion.
Applicants must also justify in-person travel as key to grant proposal development. Consider what could be accomplished through in-person meetings that cannot be achieved through a phone call or video conference. This program does not support attendance at conferences, workshops, or presentation engagements unrelated to grant development purposes.
This program is not designed to fund the totality of travel expenses, but rather, to assist by defraying a significant portion of the costs. Recipients are also expected to explore and utilize other mechanisms to fund their trips.
Eligibility & Application
RFCUNY is currently not accepting any more FY2019 applications. Applications will be accepted after July 1, 2019 for faculty travel support for grant development.
Eligibility is limited to tenured and tenure-track faculty or full-time researchers. Applicants are eligible for one award in a given fiscal year period.
Applications must be submitted using the online form. Applications must include comprehensive information, including the names and institutions of relevant sponsor representatives or proposal collaborators and a detailed description of the grant opportunity. Applications with insufficient information will be returned for further clarification.
Requests for reimbursement should be made promptly at the trip’s conclusion. Direct all reimbursement requests via email to Ingrid Valentin.