Faculty Travel Fund

The Faculty Travel Fund (FTF) is available to voting members of the Brown campus-based faculty for assistance in meeting the cost of professional travel during any fiscal (budget) year, July 1-June 30. The FTF is designated to support trips to attend conferences and to do scholarly research or field work.  Faculty may apply for reimbursement for more than one trip per academic year, with a total reimbursement  cap of $1500.  Faculty are also eligible for a one-time supplement of up to $600 for a single trip to present a paper at an international conference.  This $600 supplement will not count against the $1500 Faculty Travel Fund total.  A faculty member on sabbatical leave may apply to the FTF for aid in supporting travel expenses for scholarly research incurred in the course of one trip during that leave.

Application requirements:

  • Other available funds for travel should be exhausted before applying for FTF support.
  • On-line applications must be submitted prior to travel and received by no later than May 15th.
  • International Travel: To request use of the one-time supplement of up to $600, check off the appropriate box on the application designated for that purpose.  
  • Approval process: The applicant and department manager will receive email notification as soon as the application is approved by the manager for the Office of Faculty Governance. The department manager may then process FTF transactions through Workday Financials.  Department Managers should not charge the Faculty Travel Fund without prior approval from the Office of Faculty Governance.

Please contact Cheryl_Moreau@brown.edu (3-9440) or Leonard_Moorehead@brown.edu (3-9441) with any questions or concerns.