Community Engagement 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 sponsored UNF students and individuals 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, and there are a limited number of awards provided each fiscal year. All awards for Fiscal Year 2020 (July 2019 - June 2020) have been issued. Any additional applications submitted for Fiscal Year 2020 (July 2019 - June 2020) will be accepted and held in case more money might become available.
At this time, the Center is accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2021 (July 2020 - June 2021).
Community Engagement Conference Travel Award Application
Visit the Conferences and Publication Opportunities for Engaged Scholarship website for a list of opportunities.
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.
- 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 a national or regional professional
conference that focuses primarily 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. In addition, other conferences may be considered for funding if the theme focuses on community engagement.
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.
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 Community Engagement Conference Travel Award 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 1 of the fiscal year of the request
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 confirmations will be considered.
Community Engagement Conference Travel Award Program Application