Office of Sponsored Programs

IRSC Faculty and Student Travel Fund

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To support faculty and their students by providing financial support for travel that will benefit faculty and student research, scholarship or creative activity (e.g. faculty and student training on research equipment).


  • One tenure-track faculty traveling with up to two students for each award; or
  • One tenured faculty traveling with up to two students for each award

Only one faculty application per fiscal year is allowed.

No more than two awards will be funded for each faculty member.


Subject to availability, funding may be awarded up to $1,000 per person (one faculty and up to two students) toward the following travel expenses: airfare, lodging, mileage, automotive rental, ground transportation.

Funds are to be paid on a reimbursement basis after proof of travel is produced.

Travel must comply with IPFW Travel Regulations.

Application Guidelines

Applicants must submit the following information in one PDF document in the order listed below:

  • Description of the faculty and student research
  • How this award will facilitate the larger scope of their collaborative research
  • Previous external and internal financial support in the last three years
  • URL links of the Project Site, if applicable
  • Estimated costs, including any financial support from the department and/or college/school
  • Brief faculty CV  (no more than 3 pages)
  • Brief CV for each student participating (no more than 3 pages for each student)

Submit request to Please use the following naming convention: Fac&StudentTravel_lastname.pdf. Requests are considered as received; notification within 30 days or less of application receipt.  


Applications are accepted on a continual basis, and should be submitted a minimum of 30 days prior to the proposed travel to allow time for the application to be reviewed. However, the Institute understands that opportunities may arise where access to equipment, training, etc. must be secured in a shorter period of time. The Institute will consider these requests on a case-by-case basis; please contact Dr. Kracher at prior to submitting an application with a condensed time frame.  



Upon return, the award recipients must provide proof of travel within 60 days to be reimbursed. Reimbursement will not occur if the appropriate proof of travel (paid receipts) is not submitted within 60 days after the trip.


Dr. Connie Kracher

Director, Institute for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Endeavors

(260) 481-6567