The Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI) is excited to offer travel grants (up to $1,000 each) for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows attending conferences or institutes related to pedagogy in higher education. Two rounds of applications will be held during the year.
In order to qualify for a DTEI travel grant, you must:
- Be registered as a full-time UCI graduate student or post-doctoral fellow
- Be attending a conference related to pedagogy in higher education
- Not have received a DTEI travel grant in the past two application cycles
- Not have other funding awards for your trip exceeding the amount requested from this application
While presenting is not required, applicants presenting pedagogical research will be given priority.
There are two cycles of applications. The deadlines are:
- October 24th for conferences starting between November 1st until April 7th
- March 24th for conferences starting between April 8th until October 31st
*Under special circumstances, eligible travel expenses that occurred during the academic quarter before the deadline may be considered for the grant. Contact email@example.com to check if you qualify.
Award Policies and Disbursement Information
Awards will be determined by the DTEI Grad & Postdoc Travel Grant Committee. Applicants will be notified by e-mail whether or not a grant has been awarded. If the conference the applicant is cancelled or the applicant decides not to attend, the applicant must notify Dr. Daniel Mann at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately and the grant will be revoked. In addition, the grant is to be used solely for the conference for which the applicant indicated on the application form.
If you are awarded a travel grant, after your travel is complete, you must complete a DTEI Travel Grant Receipt Form and include digital receipts (scanned copies are acceptable) totaling the amount requested on the application. You must also include proof of attendance, including registration confirmation receipt (including payment amount/method), travel documents (ex. airline tickets with dates of travel of the conference and your name as the passenger), and a flyer of the conference. Lastly, you must fill out the DTEI Travel Grant Reflection Form.
After you have e-mailed the necessary documents to Dr. Daniel Mann at email@example.com, your grant will be distributed within 30 days.