• School of Medicine faculty member who holds an appointment with a step designation
  • Rank: Assistant, Associate, Professor
  • Series: Adjunct, Clinical X, HS Clinical, In Residence, Ladder Rank


  • Maximum $2,000 for one professional conference/meeting
  • In order to distribute the funds equitably, faculty members may only receive one travel award. Repeated awards will not be granted.


  1. The Faculty Travel Award is for faculty members who have significant childcare, eldercare, or other dependent care responsibilities and who plan to attend a professional conference/meeting.
  2. The Faculty Travel Award is intended to support professional development by facilitating dissemination of scholarship and expansion of professional networks. The faculty member must give a presentation, serve as a moderator, convene a research consortium, or otherwise demonstrate that attending the conference is important for career advancement. Examples include giving a talk or moderating a panel at a professional conference, presenting grand rounds or serving as visiting professor at an academic program, convening a planning meeting for a multi-center clinical study, or attending a leadership development conference.
  3. The purpose of the award is not simply to enable family members to accompany the faculty member to the professional conference/meeting; there must be a reason that they need to travel with the faculty member.  The faculty member must utilize the Faculty Travel Award funds to support childcare, elder care or other dependent care expenses that are incurred directly in conjunction with the faculty member's attendance at the professional conference/meeting.


  1. Contact Ms. Sheila Quimpo via email at [email protected] regarding details about what qualifies as a dependent, and examples of allowable and unallowable expenses. Faculty then can complete the application.
  2. Prepare a budget that describes how the Faculty Travel Award funds will be used to support expenses for childcare, eldercare or dependent care. Expenses may be incurred at either the site of the professional conference/meeting or at home.
  3. Submit a one paragraph description that summarizes why this funding is important and how participation in the professional conference/meeting and the presentation will enhance career advancement.
  4. Funding must be requested at least one month ahead of travel and notification will occur within two weeks of receipt of the application.
  5. Any change to the approved budget should be submitted in advance for review and approval.
  6. Awards are granted on a rolling basis throughout the year until the funds have been expended.

Click here for application.


*If you have any questions, contact Sheila Quimpo at 476-4237 or via email at [email protected].