Conference Travel Award Program
The Community Engagement
Conference Travel Award Program supports the community engagement scholarship
and professional development of UNF faculty, staff, and affiliated faculty/staff community partners. Preference in the awarding of travel funds is given to UNF faculty, staff, and affiliated faculty/staff community partners who are traveling to disseminate community engagement scholarship
(e.g., presentations/workshops, papers, and posters at professional conferences
that primarily focus on community engagement).
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout
the academic year. All applications for conferences
held during 2018-2019 must be received by March 1, 2019.
Download the Community Engagement Conference Travel Award application
To apply and be considered for
the Community Engagement Conference Travel Award Program, applicants must meet
the following eligibility criteria:
- Applicant must
be an UNF faculty or staff member, who is under contract during the time period of
the funding award.
- Additionally, an UNF faculty or staff member may request travel support on behalf of a community partner, or UNF graduate or undergraduate student, to co-present at a community engagement conference.
- Applicant must
have an accepted proposal to one of the following national or regional professional
conferences that focuses primarily on community engagement:
- Community Campus Partnerships for
Health (CCPH) - April/May
- Engaged Scholarship Consortium (ESC) Conference - October
- International Association for
Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) - September/October
- Eastern Region Campus Compact
(ERCC) Conference - October
- Gulf South Summit -
Other conferences will be considered for funding if
the theme focuses on community engagement. A list of known
conferences with a focus on community engagement can be found on the Conferences and Publication Opportunities for Engaged Scholarship website.
accepted proposal must have a significant community engagement component.
Support for any
individual presentation is limited based on available funds at time of
The Center for Community-Based
Learning staff will review all submissions for completeness, presence of community-engagement
components and soundness of budget.
Applicants who are presenting a
session must clearly articulate how the presentation is directly related to
research on or programming focused on community engagement. Applications for
attending disciplinary conferences must provide evidence that the primary focus
of the majority of the conference is on community engagement in a higher
Preference is given to applications
for UNF faculty and staff members, as well as their affiliated community partners and/or UNF students:
- who are making a conference
presentation or workshop on scholarship or programming models directly
related to community engagement rather than a poster.
- who are receiving an award
for excellence in an activity directly related to community engagement.
- who have a travel funding
match from their home department.
Conference travel request awards
will be made at a maximum of $1,500 for International/National conferences and
$1,250 for Regional conferences.
The Center for Community-Based
Learning will not manage travel for UNF Faculty or staff directly. Your home department must manage your official
UNF travel request and returning expense reports.
be allocated to CCBL through the Concur system.
The Center for Community-Based Learning
will be able to manage the travel process and arrangements for community
partners and students.
Once your application for
Community Engagement Conference travel funds is approved by the Center for
Community-Based Learning, your home department will need to create and
get approved a T
Request through Concur for travel to the approved
. Through the new Concur system,
it is possible to
“allocate” the expenses directly to the Center for Community-Based Learning’s
E&G account during both the Travel Request
and travel Expense Report stages. The
Center will provide you the correct account index to associate with your travel
segments and expenses. Concur will automatically add the Center to your travel
request (and later expense report) routing. This process within Concur is the most
efficient method to insure that approved travel expenses related to the
community engagement conference come out of the Center’s budget and not your
home departments. Any questions
regarding the Funding Process may be directed to the Center’s office manager at
Travel must be
completed by June 1st of the 2018-2019 fiscal year
order to support as many UNF faculty and staff applicants as possible, individuals can only receive one travel award per
Requested funds may be used for
travel transportation, conference registration, lodging, per diem and other associated
travel costs associated with the accepted proposal.
Only completed applications with
all required signatures will be considered.