Recognizing that travel to complete scholarship and research activities sometimes has unexpected costs, the Research Program Manager for the College of Liberal Arts will provide funds to help offset the costs of travel. These funds are prioritized for items essential to the completion of scholarship, creative, or research activities, such as travel to a library, archives, or a conference. Generally, the maximum award will not exceed $500 for domestic travel or $1,500 for international travel. Other, third-party sources can also be identified.  Please contact the CLA Research Program Manager to strategize ways to find additional support.

Travel Grants are intended to assist with and offset the costs of travel, and are not intended to cover the entire costs. Travel Grants are considered particularly appropriate in cases where the timeliness of the activities are critical.  If used for conference travel, the recipient must have some role at the conference.

Direct questions to the CLA Research Program Manager,, 541 737 1537.


The Travel Grants program is open to full-time CLA tenure-track or tenured faculty for whom research, scholarship, and/or creative activities are assigned as one of their primary job responsibilities.


Travel Grant requests must be submitted before the travel dates are scheduled.

To apply

  • Complete the Travel Grants application form.
  • Attach proof of activities, such as a conference agenda, or correspondence with the library or archives confirming materials and access.

School Approval

  • Email the request and supporting documents to your School Director for approval.
  • Your director’s signature is required on the application form. The signature commits the school’s support of 25% of the total request.

Submit your signed application materials to the CLA Research Program Manager:, 541 737 1537.

Project Outcomes

The travel experience must culminate in a concrete result (a peer-reviewed journal article to be submitted for publication, a performance or presentation, a grant proposal). 

All other things being equal, preference will be given to projects that enhance the status and visibility of the College and the University.