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Faculty International Conference Travel Grants

Faculty who could not use funds awarded due to coronavirus cancellations will not automatically be able to apply the funds to another conference or event. Please contact the Reves Center for guidance.

The Reves Center for International Studies typically offers grants of $500 for W&M faculty who are presenting papers at international conferences; or $400 for W&M faculty presenting papers on international, global, or trans-national topics at conferences in the U.S. The Reves Center typically awards $30,000 in international conference grants per academic year, with roughly half set aside for fall/winter and half for spring/summer.

Application Process

Applications from tenured, tenure-eligible, full-time non-tenure-eligible faculty and full-time visiting faculty with multi-year appointments will be considered. Eligible applications typically exceed the amount of available funding, so we encourage faculty to apply early, include abstracts that are accessible to non-specialists, and be clear about the benefits of the conference for both their own work and international studies at the university. Faculty members may receive one international conference grant per academic year (with the academic year beginning on the first day of undergraduate classes and continuing through the following summer).

Please note: Complete applications must be submitted no later than 8 weeks in advance of the conference start date.

Applications for support are accepted on a rolling basis as long as funds are available. The online form -- which requires W&M faculty and staff to log into the W&M system for verification -- must be completed in full to be considered for funding, and submitted no later than 8 weeks in advance of the conference start date. Typically, we are unable to provide funding for applications that fall outside of this time frame. Documentation confirming the faculty member's acceptance to the conference is requested at the time of application via email to [[dralleman,Dianne Alleman]]

Grants are processed as reimbursements for conference expenses, and are handled by staff in the grantee's home department, program, or school. Grantees must submit requests for reimbursement (including invoices, itemized receipts, etc.) to their department, program, or school administrator no later than 30 days after the close of the conference. The Reves Center will consider grants forfeited if proper documentation is not submitted in a timely manner.

Questions may be directed to [[dralleman,Dianne Alleman]].