Program funds to be
awarded to tenured and tenure‐track faculty members to facilitate international
academic activity that will result in scholarly work. Examples include:
scholarly presentations and artistic performances.
note that due to the cost of international travel, it is not viable for the
ASPiRE Program to support the entire cost of travel; as such, international
travel awards are intended to supplement travel funds provided by the faculty
member's college and department.
There is no
formal proposal required for this grant.
Instead please upload the following via Submittable:
- Letter of
acceptance/invitation to conference/performance venue, or program agenda
identifying your presence (if applicable)
- 1 page abstract of accepted presentation or performance and
statement of how this opportunity will impact professional development.
- 1 page budget
narrative detailing contribution of department, college, and other funds.
- Statement on
prior support was received from the International Travel Program,
indicate the year it was received and describe the publication(s) or other
professional works resulting from the funded presentation.
International Travel Award Stipulations:
- Proposals are required to document total travel requirements and
additional internal financial support to include departmental, college, or
other contributions. These funds should be detailed in the budget narrative and
included in the BSU‐Other column on the budget form.
- Travel awards from the International Travel Program range up to
$400 depending on the meeting/conference location and the number of faculty
seeking International Travel Program funding for the same event.
- A maximum of $400 is available to one faculty member per fiscal
If there are co-presenters the award amount will be shared between
- Awards may be expended only on: conference fees; airfare; car
travel; hotel; and per diem costs.
- Funding is transferred directly to a travel account within the
department, not to the recipient.
- Receipt of an ASPiRE Research or Creative Arts award does not
affect eligibility of a faculty International Travel Award in the same fiscal
year; however, grant recipients failing
to submit acceptable final reports for any award will be declared ineligible
for further support from ASPiRE programs.
- Please note that cash advances cannot be provided.
- Final Reports are required no later than 90
days after travel and should describe the publication(s) or other professional
works resulting from the funded presentation.
Report Form can be accessed here
- Funds not claimed
within 90 days of travel will revert back to the ASPiRE Program.
It is the award recipient’s responsibility to
file proper forms to claim grant funds within 60 days of receipts dates and to
see that grant funds are expended.