Director’s Junior Faculty Professional Travel Grant

The Masonic Cancer Center is committed to promoting academic excellence by supporting professional advancement of its faculty.  The Director’s Junior Faculty Travel Grant Program is aimed at removing travel-related barriers to participation in professional meetings/events that are essential to faculty career development.

Junior faculty members are eligible for a grant to defray incremental, out-of-pocket expenses incurred while the faculty member is presenting oncology-focused research at professional conferences, seminars, meetings, or workshops.  This program is intended to encourage the professional development of faculty.  It is not intended to support costs incurred during travel for research or while on University business.

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Eligibility

Eligibility

This grant is available to full-time assistant or associate professors on clinical, research or tenure track appointments who are members of the Masonic Cancer Center.

Not all requests will be awarded.  Priority will be given to those facing the greatest obstacles to travel and participation in events, and for whom the impact of participation will likely be the greatest.

Amount and timing of grants

Amount and timing of grants

A maximum grant of up to $750 (pre-tax) is available per fiscal year. These grants are taxable income and will be paid through the payroll system.  Awards will typically be processed for payment the pay day prior to travel.

Grant requests must be made at least 30 days in advance of the event.  To request a grant, complete the Application, with supporting documentation. Any questions during the application process can be directed to the MCC Research Development Manager, Elizabeth Fedie – efedie@umn.edu

Documenting travel plan changes

Documenting travel plan changes

Grant recipients are expected to attend the meeting or conference as designated in the application. Absent extenuating circumstances (e.g., illness) repayment will be required if the faculty member does not attend the conference/meeting, or engage in scholarly work as described in the application.

In the event of canceled travel, grant recipients must notify Elizabeth Fedie (efedie@umn.edu) as early as possible.

Contact us:

Elizabeth Fedie, MPNA
Research Development Manager
Masonic Cancer Center
612-624-0653, efedie@umn.edu