Travel Grants

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Fall Travel Grant Applications are now closed. Stay tuned for Spring Travel Grants!

Deadline to submit was Friday, October 18th, 2019.

The fundamental purpose of the CEE Travel Grant program is to expose faculty to key issues in teaching and learning in higher education and encourage development on CEE's programming themes of Pedagogical Development, Inclusive Education, Assessment, Instructional Technology, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. The CEE has travel funds to grant up to 4 faculty each semester to attend the pre-approved conference's list below (held between the time frames listed below*). Grant amounts are up to $1,200.00 each. We will evaluate proposals on the strength of their connection to the previous mentioned pedagogical themes. Proposals should clearly indicate how topics to be explored at the conference support the teaching mission of the university. They should also provide a description of how they will design a CEE presentation to inform other USD faculty upon their return from the conference. Please see the Travel Grant Proposal rubric for more information.

*Fall Travel Grant Applications are for travel between January 1 and June 30 of the following year. 

*Spring Travel Grant Applications are for travel between July 1 and December 31 of the same year. 

Selection Criteria

The primary criterion of judgment will be the excellence of the proposal and the thoughtfulness given to its applicability to CEE program themes of pedagogical development, inclusive education, assessment, instructional technology, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Four additional key criteria are:  1) application is for one of the pre-approved conferences; 2) the general applicability of the topic for multiple disciplines; 3) the novelty of the pedagogy or topic, and 4) the vision for designing a CEE presentation based on the conference information. Applicants can only be funded once every three years and preference will be given to first time applications.  Pre-Approved Conferences


All tenure-track and tenured USD faculty are eligible to apply. Also eligible are adjunct faculty who have taught consistently each semester at USD for at least 3 years and have a commitment to teaching in the following semester. Applicants can only be funded once every three years.

Amounts of Funding

The Committee could fund up to a maximum of $1,200 per person for each proposal. In the event there are funds remaining, the committee will consider additional requests.

Application Process

Applicants must use the official application form available and answer all questions completely, including a description of the anticipated expenses and funding from other sources. 


Upon submission of travel receipts, recipients of the grant will be asked to provide a brief written summary of their trip, including how the experience will be incorporated into their curriculum.  Recipients will be expected to meet with CEE directors to design a CEE presentation to share their experience and knowledge gained.

Contact Information

Please email for additional information or call x7402.