Travel Grant
    No further calls for proposals to be held







gatesThe ADVANCE Program strives to broker opportunities for women scientists’ career advancement by providing funding mechanisms that support their research and professional development.  The ADVANCE Travel Grant enables women faculty in the sciences and engineering to accept invitations to guest-lecture at universities and conferences. 

Awards of up to $1,000 serve as rapid response funds for women scientists and engineers who accept invitations to present papers, lectures, or symposia at professional conferences or peer institutions.  Poster session presentations and invitations to visit collaborators’ labs are not eligible activities for this award.  Awards will be funded at a higher level if the faculty applicant makes multiple presentations, such as at additional institutions near the conference or inviting-institution location.

Tenured and tenure-track women faculty in the physical and biological sciences are eligible to apply for these awards. Eligible applicants may receive no more than one travel award per academic year.

Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed based on their potential to have a significant impact on the career of the faculty applicant.

    Procedure for Submitting Proposals

Proposals must include the following:

  • A cover page
  • A brief statement that explains the guest-lecturing opportunity and how it will impact your career goals (e.g. preparing for tenure or accelerating your schedule for going up for full professor)
  • A one-page budget
  • A copy of the invitation to present at the conference or peer institution
  • A curriculum vitae

Proposals should be submitted by email with the subject heading "Travel Grant .”  

    Award Conditions

Award recipients must acknowledge the ADVANCE Program at Brown in their presentations, publications, and publicity.  All grantees must provide a Final Report to the ADVANCE Program within 60 days of the end of the approved award period.  The report should outline a brief description of the impact of the funding on the career of the awardee.

For the purposes of monitoring the impact of this program, ADVANCE staff request that award recipients report any career development impacts that come as a result of these funds.

    Additional Resources

Office of the Dean of the Faculty:

  • Faculty Travel Fund (FTF)
    The fund is available to voting members of the Brown faculty for assistance in meeting the costs of one professional trip during any academic year.  The Traveler may be provided up to $850.  Awards are made year-round as funds are available.
  • Dependent Care Travel Fund
    Eligible faculty may apply for awards of up to $750 per year to assist with expenses incurred in association with professional travel.  Examples of expenses that may be supported include additional, above-the-ordinary, hours of care for dependents at home, contracting for childcare at a conference, or even travel costs incurred in taking a caregiver to a conference or on a short research trip. Awards are made year-round as funds are available.

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