Travel grants are administered by the Chief Academic Officer of an ACA member institution and are awarded up to $1000 per academic year per institution. These funds are dedicated to assist faculty as they present their research at regional, national, and international conferences. At least 75% of these funds are allocated to faculty in the liberal arts and sciences.
The ACA will reimburse up to 50% of the documented expenses for registration (not including association membership) and travel (mileage and/or plane fare, food, and lodging).
The maximum allowable amount is $500 for presentation at a professional meeting and $1000 for participation in a nationally recognized workshop lasting five or more days.
Travel grant reimbursements must be requested at the end of each semester.
A Travel Grant request must be accompanied by a brief report from the faculty member reflecting the benefits gained by presenting at the conference. This may be submitted electronically and in PDF format to email@example.com.
Although applications for grants for joint presentations are wecome, only one ACA travel grant can be awarded per presentation.
Travel Grants can only be submitted by the Chief Academic Officer of a member institution.
NOTE: Faculty members whose role in a conference is limited to being a commentator, responding to panel members, session moderator, or officer, are not eligible for an ACA travel grant. In addition, presentations at ACA events are not eligible for ACA travel grants.
*Our expectation is that no single faculty member will request more than one award per year.
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