CALL FOR APPLICATIONS (ONGOING)
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE ACCEPTING COMPLETED FUNDING REQUESTS AS THEY COME IN FOR ALL PERIODS, INCLUDING PERIODS ALREADY AWARDED, AND MAINTAIN WAITING LISTS IN CASE THE AWARDED REQUESTS ARE FOR SOME REASON NOT DISBURSED.
FIRST FUNDING PERIOD: 2015 SPRING SEMESTER funding (2X $500): March 2015– August 23, 2015 (one awarded, one disbursed, surplus partially used).
SECOND FUNDING PERIOD: 2015-2016 FALL SEMESTER funding (2X $500): August 24, 2015—January 18, 2016 (two awarded, two disbursed). THIRD FUNDING PERIOD: 2016 SPRING SEMESTER funding (2X $500): Jan. 19, 2016—July 4, 2016 (one awarded, one disbursed). FOURTH FUNDING PERIOD: 2016-2017 FALL SEMESTER funding (2X $500): July 5, 2016—Jan. 16, 2017 (none awarded). FIFTH FUNDING PERIOD: 2017 SPRING-SUMMER I SEMESTER funding (2X $500): Jan. 17, 2017—July 4, 2017 (two awarded, two disbursed). SIXTH FUNDING PERIOD: 2017-2018 SUMMER II-FALL SEMESTER funding (2X $500): July 5, 2017—Jan. 14, 2018 (two awarded, two disbursed).
SEVENTH FUNDING PERIOD: 2018 SPRING-SUMMER I SEMESTER funding (2X $500): Jan. 15, 2018—July 1, 2018. (two awarded)
EIGHTH FUNDING PERIOD: (to be confirmed–please inquire with Paul at email@example.com)
(These periods are designed to cover approximately half a year each so as to distribute the funding equally over the year for various conferences, etc.)
PURPOSE OF UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL SUPPLEMENTARY FUNDING
The University Libraries is providing funding to strengthen the internationalization of the library and librarianship. The funding will be used to enable library staff and faculty to supplement available LFA, LSA, or departmental funds, and/or funding from other professional sources to assist them to meet the increased costs of traveling abroad to conferences, workshops, or events for professional development.
All full-time staff and faculty of the VT University Libraries traveling internationally and receiving major departmental and/or other professional funding support are eligible.
Up to $2,000 will be awarded per academic year. The committee will designate up to four (4) awards per year of $500 each, two per semester. If fewer than four qualified applications are submitted, additional funding may be available. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, and must be expended in accordance with university and library policies.
Please submit copies of the library’s travel forms, found in the Travel and Education Center, and the Virginia Tech Travel Estimate and Approval Form to Paul Hover (firstname.lastname@example.org). Travelers must first get approval from supervisors and primary funding sources before requesting International Travel Supplementary Funding from this program. IMPORTANT NOTE: PLEASE OBTAIN TRAVEL APPROVALS ACCORDING TO THE MOST RECENT UNIVERSITY AND UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES PROCEDURES, AS (INTERNATIONAL) TRAVEL PROCEDURES HAVE CHANGED AND MAY CHANGE AGAIN AS THEY EVOLVE. PLEASE USE THE CORRECT ACCOUNT NUMBER WHEN REQUESTING AUTHORIZATION.
The University Libraries International Outreach Committee, comprised of both staff and faculty, will award grants as applications are received. The process is not an evaluation of the applicants’ conference, workshop, or other professional development event requiring international travel, and all completed applications will therefore be considered equally. Applicants will be notified as soon as this process is completed.
A brief report of results must be submitted to The University Libraries International Outreach Committee no later than 30 days following completion of activities.