Dean's Faculty Conference Fund (formerly known as 1% fund)
This is a funding program that supports attendance at professional conferences. It is now administered by R&D.
Full-time faculty are eligible for the Dean's Faculty Conference Fund. A set amount (currently $670) is identified for each faculty member on an annual basis. The funds can accumulate for up to three years.
The intent of the Dean's Faculty Conference Fund is to support faculty attendance at conferences and meetings where the faculty member is not presenting. It can also be used in combination with an R&D Travel to Present grant if the expenses exceed the limits of the R&D grant. Requests that fall outside these parameters, particularly related to pandemic disruption of scholarship, should be sent directly to the Dean for approval.
Currently, no advanced notice or application is needed to use your available Dean's Faculty Conference Fund.
To request reimbursement please submit the R&D Expense Form electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org and send your receipts for all travel expenses to email@example.com. Special note: If you combine Dean's Faculty Conference Funds with an R&D travel grant, only one expense form is necessary.