Teaching Development Travel Grants
To support faculty’s teaching development by helping fund participation at teaching conferences and sharing of experiences with the campus community.
Teaching Development Travel Grants provide financial support for faculty to attend conferences and workshops that emphasize teaching and learning. The program provides up to $500 in reimbursement funds to supplement other sources of support for conference attendance. Applications accepted throughout the year.
All tenured and tenure-line faculty, full-time non-tenure track instructors, and AP staff with teaching responsibilities at Illinois State University are eligible. Individuals are eligible to receive one travel grant each fiscal year, although an individual may apply multiple times if not funded for earlier applications. Recipients of prior CTLT (or CAT or FTSS) grants who have failed to meet grant obligations are ineligible.
Amount of Grants
Grants will be up to $500 in the form of reimbursement of documented conference attendance expenses. Number of grants and amounts of individual grants are subject to availability of funds.
Application Materials and Procedures
The application is available online.
There is no deadline for grant applications. Applications can be submitted at any time before travel commences and will be evaluated when received. Funds are available upon grant acceptance.
CTLT staff will evaluate applications and select recipients based on the degree to which an application:
- Clearly addresses all of the application narrative elements detailed above;
- Describes significant potential benefits of the conference experience for the applicant and his/her colleagues and a means for sharing experiences with colleagues;
- Presents a reasonable itemized budget;
- Is well written and complete.
Conditions of the Grant
Acceptance indicates agreement to fulfill one of the following options, which are designed to maximize the benefits of recipients’ experiences by sharing them with the ISU community. Completion of this condition is required to remain eligible for future CTLT grants.
- Option 1
- Submit a written summary and reflection (approx. 400-500 words) that shares insights and benefits of participation at conference with the campus community through publication on the CTLT website. The report should describe how the experience has influenced the recipient’s teaching practices, philosophy, and/or perspectives and the most important insights that would be of value to other faculty. It should be submitted within three months of supported travel, either by campus mail or email attachment (Word or Rich Text Format).
- Option 2
- A presentation describing the conference experiences and insights at a CTLT event, department-sponsored event, or teaching-learning community session. CTLT should receive an invitation to a non-CTLT presentation. Presentations are expected within six months of supported travel.
- Funds must be spent no later than June 1 of the relevant fiscal year.
- All receipts for reimbursement and other required documentation must be presented to Beth Welch at CTLT as soon as possible after return from travel but no later than 60 days after return. After 60 days, new rules require reimbursement to be taxed as income.
Contact CTLT at (309) 438-2542.