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.

Travel During Covid

UWRF travel policy has changed for travel during Covid. Please visit Accounting Services for this change.


  • 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 by11:59 p.m. on the due date.

Due Dates

September 17, 2021 (Contingent upon funding being available after previous rounds). Round Two for fiscal year 2021-22.  Must apply for activities occurring between September 1, 2021 and February 28, 2022.  Strongly encouraged to apply for activities between March 1 and June 30, 2022.

February 4, 2022. Round Three for fiscal year 2020-21.

April 15, 2022. Round One for fiscal year 2022-23.  Must apply for activities occurring between July 1, 2022 and September 30, 2022.  Strongly encouraged to apply for activities between October 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.


  • 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 is given if the traveler is presenting at the function and has their name listed on program information.
  • Funding for those who are participating (as a chair, moderator, etc. with their name in the program) will be limited to 60% of the limits.
  • Individuals who are only attending may receive funding up to 25% of the limits.

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