The Office of the Dean for Faculty Development at Calvin University administers a reserve travel fund for the purpose of assisting those faculty members who are engaged to speak at important professional meetings and whose departmental travel budgets are insufficient to cover the cost.

  • An application for supplemental travel funds should come only after the applicant’s departmental funds are spent or allocated;
  • Funding is restricted to faculty participating (speaking or presenting) in the program;
  • Preference is given to faculty participating in international programs over (in descending order) national meetings, regional meetings, state meetings, or local meetings of a professional nature;
  • When available funds are diminished, priority will be given to applicants who have not received supplemental travel funding in the past year.
  • The maximum amount of supplemental travel funds any individual faculty member may receive in a given year is $1,500; requests exceeding $1500 will be considered under special circumstances; and
  • Applications must be received and approved by the dean for faculty development prior to the travel in question.

Please fill out the following application completely. Contact the Dean for Faculty Development if you should have any questions.
*All fields must be filled out completely.

Funding Year Requested
Name (type first letters of your last name, or scroll down list)
Meeting/Event Name
Event Location
(e.g. university, church, hotel)
Event city
Event state or country
Date of Departure (MM/DD/YYYY)
Date of Return (MM/DD/YYYY)
Describe the professional context of your trip, including the program and the role of the sponsoring organization within your discipline.
Attach a copy of your invitation to participate in the program, if available.
Your role in the program
Anticipated Expenses
Conference registration fees    
Total Anticipated Expenses Click "Calulate Total" again if you change amounts above.
Dept. funds available for this
Total Amount Requested from Travel Fund    
Explain how you will have spent your departmental travel allowance for the year.
Endorsement of Department Chair
By checking this box, you verify that your department chair has reviewed this application request and there are no additional departmental travel funds available to cover the expenses itemized above.
By checking this box, I certify that the information given in this application is true and complete without evasion or misrepresentation. I understand that willful omission, falsification, or incomplete statements within this application may jeopardize my potential for funding