Faculty and Academic Staff Development

Faculty and Instructional Academic Staff
Professional Development 

The purpose of this program is to support faculty and teaching academic staff to participate in professional conferences, presentations, exhibits and performances.


  • Only one grant award can be made per fiscal year.
  • Priority will be given to those proposals which show clear indication that a research project, paper, or professional presentation has been or will be made by the applicant in conjunction with the travel request.
  • Submission of an application is required.

Application Process

  • Complete an application (click below).
  • If you have any issues, please contact the FASDB.



If you haven't received a final email that tells you that your application was sent to the committee, please check on the progress. The application is considered NOT complete until all parts have been submitted by 11:59 p.m. on the due date.

Due Dates

September 16, 2022 (Contingent upon funding being available after previous rounds). Round Two for fiscal year 2022-23.  Must apply for activities occurring between October 1, 2022 and February 28, 2023.  Strongly encouraged to apply for activities between March 1, 2023 and June 30, 2023.

February 3, 2023. Round Three for fiscal year 2022-23.

April 14, 2023. Round One for fiscal year 2023-24.  Must apply for activities occurring between July 1, 2023 and September 30, 2023.  Strongly encouraged to apply for activities between October 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024.


  • International travel is normally limited to $1,300.
  • National travel (continental US, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico and Canada) is limited to no more than $1,000.
  • Full funding up to 100% pending funding is given if the traveler is involved in the conference or function in a scholarly way (e.g.. presenting, presenting with a student, chairing, etc.)
  • Partial funding of up to 50% pending funding is given if the traveler is attending, serving on the board, attending organization meetings, judging, or other administrative work. 

Expense Information 

Funding is contingent upon available budget for the fiscal year and the balance available from earlier rounds.

If you requested and were approved in

Round 1: Submit all expenses that are dated between July 1 and June 30 
Round 2: Submit only expenses that are dated between October 1 and June 30
Round 3: Submit only expenses that are dated between March 1 and June 30

  • If your plans are “tentative,” apply for the earliest round available as the unused award can be returned.
  • FASDB cannot retroactively fund expenses for expenses not within the dates of the round awarded.
  • Expenses must be processed within 30 days after your travel. 
  • If travel is after June 1, please expense anything that can be expensed before that date. Submit the rest of the expense as soon as possilble upon returning.

Review Committee

All proposals will be evaluated by the Faculty Professional Development Committee of the Faculty and Academic Staff Development Board.
The individual committee members will review applications and the full committee will meet and

  • Divide proposals into order recommended for funding by the individual committee members.
  • Rank those that are recommended for funding in priority order.
  • Send proposals back to their authors for modifications, if needed.
  • The results of the committee's deliberations will be forwarded to the Provost for review.
  • Applicants will be notified.

Contact Us

Faculty and Academic Development Board