SEC Faculty Travel Grants

Published: December 12th, 2012

Category: Memos

Dr. Kathleen Ann Long, Associate Provost

Funding Opportunity: Southeastern Conference Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program

*Sponsor: Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium
*Internal Deadline: February 18, 2013
*Eligibility: Faculty


The Southeastern Conference (SEC) Visiting Faculty Travel
Grant Program is intended to enhance faculty collaboration
that stimulates scholarly initiatives between SEC
universities. This initiative gives faculty from one SEC
university the opportunity to travel to another SEC campus
to: exchange ideas; develop grant proposals; conduct
research; consult with faculty and/or students; offer
lectures or symposia; or engage in whatever activities are
agreeable to the visitor and host unit.
The University of Florida can select a maximum of four
faculty members to receive 2013 grants of $2,500 each for
transportation, room, board, etc., to use for travel to
another SEC campus (SEC member universities listed below).
Travel dates for these visits must be between April 1, 2013
and December 31, 2013. The faculty member will contact a host
unit that he or she wishes to visit to determine that unit’s
receptivity and availability. The selected faculty members
will be responsible for arranging coverage of their duties
during their absence. This requires Department Chair
approval.  After the visit, the faculty member will submit a
brief report, describing the outcomes of the visit.  This
report is sent to his or her Department Chair and then
forwarded to the Provost’s Office.
To be considered for one of the University of Florida’s SEC
travel grants please submit the following in one PDF file via
email attachment to Associate Provost Kathleen Long, c/o by 5:00 on Monday, February 18, 2013.

*Faculty member information:

  1. Name
  2. Title
  3. College/Unit
  4. Department
  5. Email
  6. Campus Address
  7. Phone
  8. Biography (no more than 250 words)

*Host institution information including contact person at
host institution
*Letter of invitation from the host unit (usually the
relevant department chair) specifying the dates and the
specific expectations of the faculty member
*Visit dates
*Anticipated activities while on visit
*Statement of the relevant benefits of visit for UF and
host institution
*Brief letter of support from UF Department Chair which
confirms the arrangement of duty coverage

Southeastern Conference Member Universities:

University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, Alabama
University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, Arkansas
Auburn University – Auburn, Alabama
University of Florida – Gainesville, Florida
University of Georgia – Athens, Georgia
University of Kentucky – Lexington, Kentucky
Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) – Oxford, Mississippi
Mississippi State University – Starkville, Mississippi
University of Missouri – Columbia, Missouri
University of South Carolina – Columbia, South Carolina
University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Tennessee
Texas A&M University – College Station, Texas
Vanderbilt University – Nashville, Tennessee

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