Apply for Pre-Award Travel Grants for Research

The Faculty Travel for Research Program aims to promote research and scholarly creativity across the University. The program is administered by RFCUNY with guidance and support from CUNY's Office of Research. Funding is available to tenured and tenure-track faculty and to full-time faculty engaged in full-time research. Faculty travel supported under this program is not designed to fund the totality of expenses, but rather to assist by defraying a significant portion of the travel costs. Faculty and researchers are also expected to explore and utilize other mechanisms to fund their trips from campus and other sources.

How to Apply

The funding allocated for fiscal year 2018 has been exhausted and no further applications will be accepted. On July 1, 2018 (the beginning of fiscal year 2019) applications for travel support may once again be submitted.

Requests must be submitted using the online application form.

Other Considerations

The program will support out-of-town travel to meet sponsors to develop distinct grant research, education, and training proposals. If support is requested for multiple travelers to attend the same meeting, a single application must justify each traveler's participation. Travelers are encouraged to visit multiple agencies or program managers in the same trip, especially when traveling to Washington, DC. Faculty and researchers are eligible for support for one trip in the most current fiscal-year period. Faculty will be reimbursed up to a maximum of $750 for funding opportunity travel. This support may be used for economy class transportation, lodging, and meal costs not provided by other sources of support. Observe the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) per-diem rates for these expenses.

This program is not intended to provide funding for resources and/or support that are offered within the CUNY system, nor provide funding for attendance at conferences, workshops or meetings that can be conducted over the phone, online, or via Skype.

Awardee recipients must provide documentation to support their participation in the meeting and provide expense details and receipts to validate reimbursement claims. Requests for reimbursement should be made within one month of the end of the trip by email to Ingrid Valentin.


Ingrid Valentin
Office of Award Pre-Proposal Support