Faculty Development Travel Application

AY 23-24 Application Submission is Now


DEADLINE: MAY 11, 2024: Spring - *Summer 2024 travel (from January 1 – August 13, 2024) 

UNAC faculty are eligible to apply for Faculty Development Travel Award funds.
The travel award funds is a reimbursement process. 

The Faculty Development Travel Award funds may be used for online conferences and remote faculty development. All travel requests must be submitted through UA Concur, and when submitting your travel requests, please include a note that you submitted a Faculty Development Travel Award Application. 

Travel Award Amount: $2000


 *Deadlines For AY24-25 will be announced in August 2024


Applications are now submitted via Faculty Portal in AirTable


To sign up for an AirTable account with your UA credentials, please click on the link below:

AirTable Faculty Account sign up

If you already have an UA AirTable Account, please click on the link below:

Faculty Portal


 Review Process

Review timeline for Fall 2024 applications will be conducted mid September, mid November, mid December, and early January.

Review timeline for Spring - Summer 2025 will be conducted mid February, mid April, and early May.

Applications are reviewed by the committee in batches. 

*Applications may be submitted at any time during the academic year. 

**Applications for faculty development travel that occurs between July 1 – August 13 must be received prior to May 13, 2024. 

The review period is set according to fund availability and if awarded, it will be in the form of a reimbursement to the department and/or the traveler.

Please plan your travel accordingly, and work with your department contact regarding logistics. 


Application Requirements:

Faculty Travel Awards for professional development are available through the Provost Office and will require at least one of the following:

  • Presentation of original paper at a scholarly and professional meeting/conference
  • Invitation to participate at a regional, national or international exhibition or performance
  • Research or creative activity that leads directly to exhibition, performance or publication
  • Faculty development at teaching or learning conferences

When submitting your application in the Faculty Portal Travel Application Interface, please be prepared to provide the following information: 

  • A brief description of the activity, including the submitted abstract, program schedule or letter of invitation, if applicable
  • A description of how this will contribute to your development as a faculty member
  • If it is for travel when classes are in session, a plan should be included for how classes will be covered during the absence.
  • A Signature of Approval from the department chair and dean/institute director will be requested for this activity in the Faculty Travel AirTable Interface. 


Approval Process:

  • All applications are reviewed by the Faculty Development Award Committee, and subject to the timeline of applications received at the provost's office.
  • Approvals are required from the Faculty Development Award Committee, and/or Provost for any changes that may occur prior to or during travel. An email must be sent to jahoppough@alaska.edu to request approval for the travel change and must include the circumstances for the request.

 Only completed applications will be accepted for consideration

Faculty member approved for the award must submit a travel report at the conclusion of their travel, please click on the link below to submit a report:

Faculty Development Award Travel Report Submission Form