Apply for Pre-Award Travel Support 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

Requests must be submitted using the online application form.

Other Considerations

The program supports out-of-town travel to develop distinct grant research proposals with evidence that the research effort has been well developed, thought out, and ready for discussion with program officers for submission to federal agencies or private sponsors. The program also supports meetings with collaborators and/or sponsoring agency officers to discuss and/or advance externally supported research grant proposals.

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. 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.

Research travel must occur within the current fiscal year of application. If not, the application will be declined. This program does not support attendance at conferences/workshops, or presentation engagements without a, “meeting with collaborators and/or sponsoring agency officers to discuss and/or advance an externally supported research grant proposal,” component. This program is not intended to provide funding for resources and/or support that are already offered within the CUNY system.

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 at the end of the trip by email to Ingrid Valentin.


Ingrid Valentin
Office of Award Pre-Proposal Support