Travel Grants


Deadline30 Days Prior to Travel (no exceptions)       

The Center for Faculty Excellence awards Travel Grants to assist faculty with travel expenses while making professional presentations on behalf of and in the name of Southeastern Louisiana University at professionally recognized, scholarly conferences or events.

Faculty receiving grants must strictly adhere to the State's Travel Regulations.

How much is awarded?

  • Up to $1200 per academic year for a professional presentation
  • Up to $500.00 for chairing a session at a professional meeting at a national or international professional conference.  Responsibilities must include leading a discussion, delivering a scholarly presentation, or reviewing submissions.
  • The maximum award is $1200.00 per academic year.

Who may apply?

  • Full-time faculty holding rank, excluding those holding administrative appointments above the level of department head

What expenses are allowed?

  • Regular Registration Fees (no late, on-site or pre-conference fees that go beyond the regular registration fee)
  • Lodging (up to 4 nights)
  • Round-Trip Travel
  • Round-Trip Ground Travel To and From Louisiana Airport

What expenses that are NOT covered?

Including, but not limited to:

  • Meals
  • Conference Luncheons
  • Tips
  • Airport Transfers in Destination City
  • Baggage

What else should I know?

  • A specific presentation may be funded only once.
  • Applicant must be the presenter.  If a presentation has multiple presenters, applicant must provide documentation that he or she is the presenter.  Only one faculty member can funded to make the presentation.
  • Only professionally recognized and scholarly activities are funded.   



  1. An electronic Travel Authorization(TA) must be submitted for all travel.   TAs should be submitted two weeks prior to travel.  
  2. Expense accounts should reflect all expenses incurred and must be submitted not later than the 15th day of the month following the completion of travel.  
  3. If an honorarium is paid to the presenter or participant, the recipient must disclose the amount and purpose(s) of the honorarium by submitting the Travel with Honorarium form provided on the application.
  4. An affidavit may be required if any expenses are complimentary.  For ALL activities associated with travel, it is the responsibility of the faculty member to comply with           Ethics Guidelines.  



Deadline30 Days Prior to Travel (no exceptions)