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The purpose of the International Travel Grant Program is to assist Purdue faculty members in scholarly attainment by providing a portion of the travel costs to those who will have an active role (presenting papers or serving as officials) at recognized international meetings. [See IMPORTANT REMINDERS below for examples of non-eligible travel]
Please refer to the cover memo from your dean/department head's office* for internal deadline dates and instructions on how to apply for a PRF International Travel Grant.
These funds are for international travel only. Trips to Canada , Mexico , or Puerto Rico are treated fiscally as domestic travel and are eligible for direct funding from departmental general funds.
The PRF International Travel Application Form should be completed and forwarded to the dean of the College/School. * Each school will establish its own internal deadline and specific directions for application.
Travel grants will be made upon recommendation of the academic deans. Recognizing the differences that exist among the various schools of the University, latitude is given the deans in setting additional criteria for application and award of travel grants within their schools. Faculty members may, therefore, expect to receive from their deans a statement concerning eligibility and criteria for award of International Travel Grants.
Instructions for West Lafayette & Regional Campuses Faculty:
Your grant award will be processed using the Purdue "Request for Authority to Travel on University Business" (Form 17), and "Request for Reimbursement of Travel Expense" (Form 25). To receive your PRF International Travel Grant payment, following award, you are asked to contact your departmental business office.
Instructions for IUPUI Faculty
The PRF International Travel Grants awarded to IUPUI faculty will be processed by the Office of the Vice President for Research Business Office. Please contact the appropriate IUPUI College for additional instructions.
IUPUI - College of Engineering and Technology: 317-278-3010
IUPUI - College of Science: 317-274-8977
For general information regarding the IUPUI awards please contact Shelley Burton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recipients of PRF International Travel awards will receive up to $1,000 toward the cost of all approved travel expenses. The total endowment available is quite modest. The program, therefore, should not be regarded as a likely source of support, supplanting established governmental or private sources of travel funds. In cases where partial funding is available from alternative sources, the recipient of a grant may combine the awards to cover the allowable costs of the trip.
*Purdue Calumet: Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
*Purdue Fort Wayne : Director of Sponsored Programs
*Purdue North Central: Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs