Note: Due to the strong demand for faculty international conference travel grants, funding is no longer available for conference travel that will be reimbursed in fiscal year 2016.
The Reves Center for International Studies offers grants of up to $500 for W&M faculty who are presenting papers at international conferences or 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.
Applications from tenure-eligible, tenured, and full-time visiting faculty with multi-year appointments will be considered. Preference is given to tenure-eligible faculty. 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).
Applications for support are accepted on a rolling basis. 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. In addition, please provide documentation confirming your acceptance to the conference via email to [[jcdav3,Judy Davis]] at the time of your application for funding. The Reves Center is reviewing the faculty international conference travel grant process to ensure that it is sustainable. In the future, we may not be able to continue to award grants for applications submitted less than 8 weeks prior to the conference.
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 [[jcdav3,Judy Davis]].