College of Education

College of Education Faculty Research and Professional Travel Awards

College of Education Research Fund

The College of Education Research Fund is open to full-time clinical, tenure-track, and tenured faculty.

The College of Education Research Fund, supported by the Dean's Office, provides up to $1,800 per year to College of Education faculty to support research-related activities.

Support from the College of Education Research Fund may be used to cover various costs incurred in doing research on the specified project, including such things as tests and research instruments; participant fees; photocopying and mailing of surveys; travel related to the grant; equipment used to carry out the grant-funded research; data collection, data entry, and data analysis expenses.

No more than $1,800 will be awarded to a single faculty member in an academic year.

College of Education Faculty Professional Travel Awards

It is important for UI College of Education faculty to attend national/international scholarly conferences to share their research, learn about others’ research, and engage in professional development and/or service activities that contribute to their field. It is also important that College of Education faculty are visible at these conferences in order to raise the profile of the College on the national/international scene. Following are the guidelines for faculty professional travel:

Each faculty member (pre-tenured; tenured; clinical assistant, associate and full) will have $2,000 for travel to national or international academic conferences in which his or her name appears as participating in the program. Presenting a paper or a poster, serving as discussant or as a standing committee chair—all these roles are eligible as long as the faculty member’s name appears on the program of a national or international academic conference. Even if the faculty member is one of several authors of a paper, s/he is eligible for this award as long as his or her name appears on the program as a presenter. However, if the faculty member’s name appears only as a reviewer of proposals, this would not qualify for support.

These funds are in addition to funding that the department makes available to faculty, should the department wish to do so, and/or funds available through other resources such as grants.

In order to access these funds, faculty members will need to get prior approval from their DEO about the conference to ensure that it meets the standard of “national or international scholarly conference.” State or regional conferences would not meet this criterion; DEOs will make the judgment as to whether the conference meets this standard.

Faculty should submit requests for funding to the DEOs at any time up until two weeks prior to the meeting with a digital or printed copy of the program in which the faculty member’s name appears. A letter or email confirming acceptance may be used to meet this requirement. Submission of receipts will follow standard UI procedures. Funds can be used for travel, lodging, registration for the conference, and food up to a total of $2,000.

If a faculty member is not 100% time in the College, then the travel award will correspond to the percentage of time appointment. For example, a faculty member who is 50% College of Education would receive 50% of travel award allotment.

Please note that this is not a competitive process. All eligible faculty members who meet the criteria above will be supported in a fiscal year. The faculty travel award form needs to be completed by the faculty member and approved by the DEO and Dean. To access the form, log in with your HawkID and password.