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Travel Funds


CCBP Academic Conference, Training, and Presentation Support for Community Engagement Scholarship

The purpose of this funding is to provide travel support for the dissemination of community engagement research and scholarship. Funding may also be used for relevant training opportunities. Engaged scholarship combines the familiar traditions of teaching, research, and service in equitable partnerships with communities external to the campus. These partnerships have a goal of creating sustained, positive change in both the community and the academy. Engaged scholarship is reciprocal and is conducted in an atmosphere of mutual respect for, and understanding of, partners’ strengths, weaknesses and needs. The ideal engaged scholarship initiative involves faculty and students in partnership with a community entity or entities.

For more information, please contact Dr. Andrew Goodlife, chair for the Academic Conference and Presentation Committee at or (205) 348-8283.

Application Deadlines: February 15 and September 15.

Countdown to the application deadline:


February 15 Deadline
(applicants will be notified of decision by March 15)
Travel to be conducted during the spring semester or over the summer term/break should be submitted prior to this deadline.

September 15 Deadline
(applicants will be notified of decision by October 15)
Travel conducted during the fall semester or winter break should be submitted prior to this deadline.

Travel Funds Proposal 2018–2019


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Up to three (3) persons per community-engagement project or training can apply for funding. Travel involving the community partner is strongly encouraged. Separate applications should be submitted for each individual for whom funds are requested. A maximum of $1,000 per applicant can be requested. Please name the additional applications and whether they are faculty, students, or community members.

Conference or Training Information

Indicate whether the event is a Conference, Training/Workshop, or other type of event


If applicable, indicate whether the presentation is a paper (oral), poster, or roundtable discussion

If applicable, indicate whether the training is in-person, a webinar w/fees, or other type of training

Indicate whether the conference or training is international, national, regional, state-wide, or local

Community Engagement Project or Training
Funding Requested

For this particular conference or training, please indicate whether the applicant applied or will apply to the any of the following sources of travel funding. [NOTE: Applicants are not necessarily excluded from CCBP funding by applying to these other funding sources.] Graduate School Division Research and Travel Support Fund (Dean of Graduate School) Graduate Student Association (GSA) Research and Travel Fund (Graduate Student Services, Dean of Students) Office of Research Faculty Request for Travel (Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development)

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You may apply for travel funds for presentations that have not yet been accepted; however, disbursement of funds is contingent upon acceptance.

Applications should be submitted by the faculty member involved in the community-engagement project or by the Department Head on behalf of the faculty, student, and/or community partner. Up to three (3) persons per community-engagement project or training can apply for funding. Travel involving the community partner and students is strongly encouraged. 

A maximum of $1,000 may be reimbursed for individual faculty, student, or community member applications. Matched funding from departments or colleges is encouraged.

Preference is given to applications that show a high level of community engagement scholarship (for presentations) or potential to enhance community engagement scholarship (for training).

Travel Funds Rubric

Download a PDF of the rubric used for the Travel Funds applications here.