Call for Proposals: SEC Faculty Travel Award


The Southeastern Conference supports faculty to conduct research and other collaborations at SEC member universities. The SEC Faculty Travel Award Program is intended to enhance faculty collaboration that stimulates scholarly iniatives among the conference’s 14 member universities. It gives faculty from one SEC university the opportunity to travel to another SEC campus to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals, and conduct research.

A maximum of five travel grants — funded by the SECU academic initiative — are available to each university for visiting faculty to use during an appropriate period, such as an off-campus duty assignment (OCDA), the summer or a designated university break. The visiting faculty member may consult with faculty and/or students, offer lectures or symposia, or engage in whatever activities are productive for the visitor and host campus. All areas of research and scholarly activity are eligible for support. 

All full time faculty in professorial titles, including non-tenure track, are eligible to apply. Applicant should submit:

  1. A 2-3 page proposal that outlines the scholarly activity with the named external SEC faculty collaborator.
  2. A statement of scholarly significance of the activity and the promise of it becoming a fully supported research collaboration.
  3. A budget.
  4. CVs of applicant and SEC external collaborator.

Applications should be sent in a combined pdf document to by 5 p.m. on Nov. 30. Travel is expected to be completed by July 15, 2022.

The SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grant is one of several programs of the SECU academic initiative. SECU, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, sponsors, supports and promotes collaborative higher education programs and activities involving administrators, faculty and students at its member universities.

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