International Travel Grants
International travel grants are available to support internationalization on the Marietta College campus. The grants are not intended to fully fund a travel project but to support travel that may not receive full funding from other sources.
International travel grants are limited to:
- a maximum of $2000 per year for an individual
Priority for funding will go to faculty members, but staff and administration may also apply. Priority will also be given to individuals who:
- provide evidence of significant impact on the campus
- have not traveled extensively before outside the United States
- have not previously applied to the International Advisory Committee for travel funding
Eligibility for travel grants include but are not limited to:
- Leading or accompanying study tours in a position of responsibility:
- A faculty or staff member who accompanies a study tour and is fully involved in helping with the study tour.
- A faculty member who is preparing to lead a study tour that is likely to happen and needs to establish contacts in the destination.
- The organizer of a study tour should be paid for by fees charged to students, but a situation might arise in which a "topping up" is appropriate or in which fees cannot cover a full stipend.
- Teaching or other activity that cements relations with sister institutions.
- Travel connected with student-faculty collaboration on international research.
- The individual should send a cover letter setting out the rationale for funding and specify clearly the expected impact on internationalization on the campus.
- The letter should be accompanied by the application form and supporting materials indicating expenses to be covered (e.g. airfare) and what other sources of funding have been sought.
- Detailed proposals for travel expenses incurred in the current fiscal year (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015)
- Expenses must be incurred during the fiscal year, although travel may take place after June 30, 2015 (i.e. purchase of plane tickets in advance).
- If the proposal is funding, reimbursement will be made for travel occurring earlier in the current fiscal year assuming proper receipts are available.
Travel Grant Applications
A detailed proposal as outlined below is required for funding to be awarded. For a detailed proposal:
Applications should be sent by email to Christy Burke, Director, Education Abroad, by the deadlines specified below. The International Advisory Group will then meet to consider the proposals.
There will be 1 round of proposals with grant submission deadline on February 2, 2015
After the travel has been completed, those who receive funding are required to submit a brief (one page) report to the International Advisory Group. Receipts need to be reconciled per Business Office procedures and timelines.
Site visits are investigative travel trips to the desired location(s) of the study tour and are designed to offer the faculty leader an opportunity to see first-hand the location, review and arrange logistics for housing options, local transportation, potential eating establishments, as well as connect with contacts in-country who can support itinerary development. Site visits also provide the faculty leader with a greater sense of the local/regional culture and experiential program options that can be built into the desired itinerary. Site visits are not required to lead a study tour if the faculty leader has extensive experience in the region and/or is using a third-party provider to support them in-country.
Travel grants are distributed in limited quantity once a year for international travel through the International Advisory Group (IAG). Information on the travel grants can be found on the IAG website found below.