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Conference Award Application

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, no University sponsored travel is allowed. However, if you have a presentation or an active leadership role, you may apply for funds for registration only. Please check the Safe Return to Campus FAQs for updates.

St. Kate's Conference Awards: St. Kate's Conference Awards support research and scholarly activities by funding a faculty member's active role at conferences. This award is limited to faculty who are presenting. Faculty may be awarded up to $1,400 in Fiscal Year 2023 (June 1, 2022 - May 31, 2023) for these purposes. You may be reimbursed through Conference Awards for more than one conference if you are presenting, as long as the total award(s) amount(s) for the fiscal year does/do not exceed $1,400.

Eligibility: Full and part-time faculty, professional faculty, and faculty assistants presenting at a conference or serving in an active leadership role are eligible to apply. Adjunct faculty are not eligible for conference awards.

Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling deadline. If awarded for FY 22-23, the money must be spend before May 31, 2023. This application must be completed a minimum of 45 days prior to the conference date. Once submitted, the application will be forwarded to your designated Chair/Program Director and Dean for review and approval. SPREE will notify you one to two weeks after submission with the status of your award.

Please review the Travel Award Guidelines prior to completing the travel award application.

Note: If you have trouble completing the form or have questions, please email The APDC establishes and annually assesses the process and criteria for conference grant submission in consultation with administrative stakeholders. However, the committee does not make decisions on these awards.The Chairs and Deans are responsible for awarding conference funds. 

Travel Award Application

Conference Detail
Conference Location *
Role at Conference *
Budget Estimates (use N/A for those categories that do not apply). 
Regsitration is currently the only expense allowed under this funding mechanism. 

Department Information

Travel Authorization

Per Section 3.1.1 of the Business Expense Procedure, all conferences, professional development and travel expenditures must be approved in writing by the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) member or designee. *Approved designees include Deans for Academic Affairs and a direct report of SLT for non-academic areas. The Business Expense Procedure and an Organization Chart can be found on the Faculty and Staff page under Administrative Resources.
Approval of this form also serves as Travel Authorization.
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