Office of Sponsored Programs

IRSC Faculty Conference Travel Grant

IPFW Institute for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Endeavors

Faculty Travel Grant for Presenting Research, Scholarship, or Creative Activity at a Domestic or International Conference


To support IPFW tenure-track and tenured faculty in traveling to present their research, scholarship, or creative activity at a domestic or international conference. This program defines domestic conferences as those of national scope; regional, state or local conferences will not be considered.


Only one application per fiscal year per faculty member.

A tenure-track faculty may not have more than two awards in any four year period.

There are a limited number of travel grants available for tenured faculty each year. A tenured faculty may not have more than one award in any three year period.


Subject to availability, funding may be awarded up to $1,000 toward eligible travel expenses: conference registration, airfare, hotel, mileage, automotive rental, ground transportation. 

Travel must comply with IPFW Travel Regulations.

Application Guidelines

Application must be submitted at a minimum of 60 days prior to the proposed travel. This allows time for the application to be reviewed. The Institute will consider requests for immediate travel on a case-by-case basis, if travel has not already taken place; please email Dr. Kracher at prior to application.

Applicants must submit the following information in one PDF document in the order listed below:

  • Description of your research presentation
  • How this award will facilitate the larger scope of your research
  • Previous external and internal financial support in the last three years
  • Description and URL links to the conference proceedings
  • Estimated cost of eligible travel expenses: registration, airfare, hotel, mileage, auto rental, ground transportation; include any financial support from your department and/or college/school for your conference
  • Brief CV (no more than 3 pages)
  • Documentation from the conference organization that you have been accepted to present on your research
  • The Department Chair’s letter of support, addressing the importance of the tenure-track’s faculty’s presentation at the domestic or international conference

Submit request to Please use the following naming convention: FacultyConfTravel_last name.pdf. Requests are considered as received; notification within 60 days or less of application receipt.


Dr. Connie Kracher

Director, Institute for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Endeavors

(260) 481-6567