Office of Sponsored Programs

IPFW Travel Fund for Prospective PIs

Application Form


To provide partial support for faculty or appropriate staff to travel to potential funding sources to meet with a program officer or other appropriate sponsor personnel in order to enhance chances for external funding.


All tenured and tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply, as well as administrative/professional staff who are credentialed to direct a sponsored program.


Subject to availability, funding may be awarded up to $600. The balance of the expenses must be met by the department and/or college. Funds will be paid to the department on a reimbursement basis.

Travel must comply with IPFW Travel Regulations. Travel to higher education institutions will not be supported.

Application Guidelines

All applicants must submit an Application Form along with a one-page abstract of the project for which funding is sought. Submit completed applications to

Applications must be received a minimum of 30 days prior to proposed travel.


Upon return, the PI/PD must provide a report to OSP, department chair, and dean detailing the results of the interactions with the program officer(s) and outlining the next step(s) to be taken regarding securing external funding.

Within 18 months of the visit, a grant proposal must be submitted to the external agency. Failure to do so will result in the loss of future support from OSP.


Heidi Sandquist
Director of Sponsored Programs