International Travel Grant

Application Form

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies is accepting applications for the Purdue Research Foundation International Travel Grants to be used between July 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. This grant is designed to support Purdue Calumet faculty members in traveling to present their high quality scholarly work. Specific guidelines for this grant are as follow.


International Travel Grant funds support the scholarly work of tenured and tenure-track faculty by providing a portion of their travel cost to take a prominent role (presenting papers or serving as officials) at a recognized international meeting.

  • All recipients of PRF International Travel awards will receive up to $1,000 toward the cost of their approved travel expenses, not just transportation expenses.
  • The total endowment available is quite modest. The program, therefore, should not be regarded as a likely source of support, supplanting established governmental or private sources of travel funds.  Examples of non-eligible travel:  travel to international conferences where you will have no active role (only attending); travel to meetings convened to discuss research programs; travel for teaching purposes (overseas university guest lecturer, teaching a course at an international university, travel to sabbatical destination, etc.).
  • In cases where partial funding is available from alternative sources, the recipient of a grant may combine the awards to cover the allowable costs of the trip.


Applicants must be full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty members at Purdue Calumet.

  • The applicants must continue in residence on either an academic-year or twelve-month appointment in the following fiscal year to be eligible for a given year’s PRF International Travel Grant.
  • These funds are for International travel only. Trips to Canada, Mexico or Puerto Rico are treated fiscally as domestic travel and are eligible for direct funding from departmental general funds.
  • Faculty whose international travel will be between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015 should not apply for this grant. Applications for travel grants covering travel between these dates will be called for in Fall 2014.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is April 17, 2014. All application materials must be compiled as a single document (preferably in pdf format) and electronically submitted to the Office of Research and Graduate Studies at

Post-Award Requirements:

Awardees, without exception, must be committed to the following three (3) requirements.

  1. 1.     The applicant must be attending a recognized international meeting, to which the applicant will be making a substantive contribution, such as presenting a paper or functioning in a documented leadership role for the hosting organization (such as chairing a session).
  1. All recipients of PRF International Travel awards are required to submit a one-page report regarding their travel within 30 days of returning from travel.  The report must be submitted to
  2. Present the scholarly work resulting from the award at Faculty Research and Scholarship Day in 2014.

Application Guidelines:

Submit the application form followed by a two-page description of your presentation which briefly describes your role, your study to be presented at the conference, the benefits of your participation in this conference to yourself, your department, and to Purdue Calumet. No hard copy applications will be considered.

Evaluation Criteria:

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Quality and clarity of the presentation/scholarly work described in the application
  • Attendance at the meeting should have the potential to make a significant contribution to the applicant’s current and/or future professional development or research success.
  • Benefits to the applicant’s department

Benefits to Purdue Calumet