SCU Logo

GHR Foundation Academic Excellence Grant Faculty/Staff Conference Award Application

GHR Foundation Academic Excellence Grant Conference Award Applications are accepted on a rolling basis after a faculty/staff member has been accepted to present at a conference. Full and part-time faculty, professional faculty, faculty assistants and staff are eligible to apply. Adjunct faculty are not eligible for conference awards.

To apply for these funds, faculty must complete the form below which automatically forwards your application to the review committee. SPREE will then work with the committee to review requests. Awardees will be notified within 2-4 weeks if they are approved for funding. Funds are to be used June 1-May 31 of the year they are awarded.

Award Amounts

Faculty and staff may apply for up to $2,000 for international and $1,400 for domestic conference funding, to be used in conjunction with APDC Travel Awards, to support presenting abroad as a representative of St. Catherine University. Limited funds are available and selection priority will be given to presentations (papers, posters, invited presentations) that best align with grant priorities as defined in the AEG Conceptual Framework.

Travel Award Application Instructions

    ■ Review Travel Award Guidelines prior to completing the travel award application.

    ■ Complete the application AFTER you have received acceptance to present.

    ■ Within 2-4 weeks after submission, SPREE will be in contact with status of your application.

Note: If you have trouble completing the form or have questions, e-mail to 

*Priority may be given to those who have not received funding previously. 

Common Questions:

What if my conference is hosted by an international association in the US? You would be able to apply for the $1,400 travel award.

If awarded, can I use my funding to support my student research assistant presenting with me? No. There is a separate funding mechanism for student travel awards for presentations.

My co-presenter would like to apply together, is that allowed? No, each faculty/staff member should submit their own application. Priority approval will be given to the primary author.

GHR Academic Excellence Grant Overview

The purpose of the Academic Excellence Grant is to improve societal health and well-being by preparing high quality providers capable of practicing in emerging health related environments focused on interprofessional collaborative practice (ICP), cultural fluency, and ecological approaches to health across the lifespan.

Your conference presentation should be related to one of the following areas defined in the GHR AEG Conceptual Framework:

  • Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (ICP) - when multiple health workers from different backgrounds work together with patients, families, carers, and communities to deliver the highest quality of care (WHO, 2010)
  • Cultural Fluency - ability to navigate the many dimensions of culture needed to build shared meaning and understanding with people from other cultures. It is comprised of several skills such as working with ambiguity, flexibility, respect, empathy and adaptability (Inoue, 2007)
  • Ecological Approach - grounded in the understanding that the conditions that result in individual health or illness arise out of the interaction between an individual’s traits and their physical and sociocultural environment and are influenced on multiple levels (e.g. intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational, community and policy (Sallis & Owen, 2015)

Conference Award Application

Conference Detail

What is your role at the event/conference? *
Is this a virtual conference/presentation? *

Travel Budget

GHR Faculty Global Travel Award Request MUST include entire budget for your conference/event, regardless of funding source:
How much funding are you requesting from the grant? *
That's it! Thank You.
By submitting you agree the provided information is the most accurate to-date and agree to comply with all University Policies & Procedures.
Supported by St. Catherine University Sponsored Programs, Research & External Engagement