The ICGD Faculty Travel Award

The Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity (ICGD) awards EIU faculty who present original research/creative activity at a conference or participate in a refereed scholarly workshop in keeping with the ICGD’s mission: promoting a greater awareness of global diversity and interdisciplinary approaches to Africana, Asian, Latin American, and Women's Studies.

The grants are for reimbursement of up to $500 in documented travel expenses. Upon completion of travel, recipients will present the funded projects at an ICGD interdisciplinary symposium.

Individuals may submit one application and are eligible to receive one award annually. Funds must be used for travel expenses incurred as per Eastern Illinois University policies for activities occurring between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.

For Academic Year 2013-2014 competition, all applicants must complete the online application form and submit a signed travel application form along with all supporting materials to the ICGD office (3165 Blair Hall) by noon on Monday, April 7, 2014. If travel has already been completed, the applicant must submit both a travel voucher and a signed travel application form.

Please answer the questions concisely, keeping the interdisciplinary nature of the ICGD in mind. Incomplete, multiple or late applications will not be considered. The ICGD’s Grants Committee will review the applications and forward its recommendations to the ICGD director.

Supporting Materials

All applicants must complete and submit the following supporting materials to the ICGD office in 3165 Blair Hall by the application due date for each year.

  • Eastern Illinois University travel application form, signed by the department chair above “Supervisor Approval” line, with the account number left blank.
  • Travel voucher for completed travel (if applicable).
  • Documentation of acceptance or completion of activity (or proposal, as appropriate). Please identify yourself in documentation by circling your name.
  • Abstract of the content of your presentation (up to 250 words).

*If you have any questions regarding the award application or supporting materials, please contact the ICGD office at 217-581-5719.