The Faculty Travel for Grant Development program financially supports out-of-town travel so that CUNY researchers can further pursue the development of their grant proposals. All travel undertaken 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—what can be accomplished through in-person meetings that cannot be achieved through a phone call or videoconference? This program does not support attendance at conferences, workshops, or presentation engagements unrelated to the 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. Awardees are also expected to explore and utilize other mechanisms to fund their trips.
Requests for reimbursement should be made promptly at the trip’s conclusion. Direct all reimbursement requests via email to Ingrid Valentin.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted using the online form below. Please answer all questions thoroughly—for instance, include the names and institutions of relevant sponsor representatives or proposal collaborators; describe the grant opportunity which you intend to pursue. Applications with insufficient detail will be returned for further clarification, delaying the travel support decision.