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Travel support for scholarly presentations

A. Purpose and Overview:

This program provides matching support for the presentation of research and other scholarly and creative activities at regional, national, or international professional meetings.

Awards of up to $700 for the first presentation, and up to $1,000 per student per year can be provided for accepted presentations, if funds are available. Verification from the unit head that the unit has provided funds in support of the travel will be required. Matching support will be based on a dollar for dollar match for the first $300 requested by any individual during the fiscal year.

Priority will be given to oral presentations and poster presentations. Sessions chairing will not be funded. Professional development of this nature should be submitted through the Workshops and Special Projects Travel program.

Multiple requests in a single year will be considered if funds are available. It is unlikely that any individual will receive more than $750 from ORSP under this program in a single academic year. Recipients of these funds must file Travel Expense Reimbursement claims in a timely manner upon completion of travel, especially for any travel that occurs close to the end of the fiscal year.

B. Eligibility:

The program is open to UW-Eau Claire faculty and academic staff who are not housed in one of the four academic colleges and who have at least a 0.5 FTE appointment.

C. Writing Guide:

New Online Application Process

The Travel Support for Scholarly Presentations application will now be processed in the BPLogix eForm system using electronic stamps associated with your university ID as your signature. For more information about BPLogix and instructions, see our Eforms page. Click here to log in to BPLogix using your UW-Eau Claire ID and password.

Initiating the Eform

To start the form, go to the "Start New Form" tab in BPLogix and select ORSP to pull up the list of forms. Select Travel Support for Scholarly Presentations. Fill out the form. Supporting documentation can be uploaded as an attachment to the form. Fill in the names of the individuals in the routing order area at the bottom of the form using the userpicker button. This must be done prior to submitting the application to ensure that those in the routing process have access to the form to approve it.

Submit the application when complete. When you click 'Submit' or ‘Send’, the form will be routed to the next person in the workflow who must approve the form before it is sent to ORSP (e.g., Faculty Initiator sends to Chair, Chair sends to Dean, Dean to ORSP). The initiator should receive an email that confirms the form has been submitted along with a PDF of the form. When first submitting the form, the initiator will receive an email that confirms the form has been submitted along with a PDF of the form. If you do not receive the email or have any questions about this, please contact ORSP or 715-836-3405. NOTE: Any person in the workflow can generate the form to PDF by selecting "Print" at the bottom of the form, and printing to Cute PDF.

If you need to pause before finishing the form, click "Save to Edit Later." The form will remain accessible from the top left quadrant of BPLogix (under MY TASKS). Once you submit the form, it may be tracked, but NOT changed, in the top right quadrant (Running Workflows) while it is being reviewed by others. NOTE: If you keep opening forms from the bottom left quadrant, you will have several duplicate forms. Try to avoid this. You may delete duplicate forms by opening the form and clicking the button at the bottom "Delete Form and Workflow."

D. Deadlines for Application:

There is no set deadline, but application must be made prior to the initiation of travel. No funds will be awarded if the application is received after the travel has occurred. Funds for this program are limited.