Faculty Travel Award Application Form

The Wheelock Professional Development and Faculty Travel Fund supports faculty members’ professional growth and development in their abilities to promote Wheelock’s goal to be an outstanding College of Education and Human Development deeply engaged in an educational and research mission that is rigorous, effective, and equitable.

Who is eligible to apply for the fund?

Faculty at the rank of instructor and above with at least a 70% time appointment. Anyone assigned to less than full-time status will be awarded based on their FTE percentage. For instance, those who are 70% FTE would receive 70% of the funding amount allocated to their group. Faculty on one-year contracts and those with research-modified titles are not eligible to apply.

How much am I eligible to apply for?

The total amount available in the fund is based on a tiered system designed to invest more heavily in the professional development of junior level faculty:

  • Group 1 (Faculty who have not been promoted; i.e., assistant tenure track; clinical assistant professor; and lecturer): $2800
  • Group 2 (Faculty who have been promoted to associate professor, clinical associate professor, associate professor of the practice, and senior lecturer): $2300
  • Group 3 (Faculty who have been promoted to full professor, full clinical professor, full professor of the practice, and master lecturer): $2000
  • Group 4 (Instructors): $2000

Travel that occurs after June 1 but before June 30 will be reimbursed in the next fiscal year. Any travel that occurred before June 1 and the Concur reports were not submitted by June 1will not be paid until FY21 because of the year end.  This will be counted against your FY21 travel allocation and your balance in the FY20 allocation will be forfeited. 

After the request is submitted, it will be reviewed by your department chair. If the request is approved, faculty will receive email notification of approval from your administrative coordinator.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.