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Online Faculty Travel Grant

The Division of Outreach and Continuing Education and the Office of Academic Outreach are pleased to announce multiple grants to support University of Mississippi online faculty travel to professional conferences, meetings or workshops focused on distance, online, blended or hybrid education or instructional strategies.  To encourage the exploration of distance, online, blended or hybrid education and instructional strategies at the University of Mississippi, the Division will award up to $1,500 for travel expenses to meetings.

Online Faculty Travel Grants are also available to full-time online only faculty to support required attendance for a departmental training, meeting, orientation, etc. on the Oxford campus.  The Division will award up to $1,000 for travel expenses for on-campus travel for full-time online only faculty.

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Conference Attendance:

Online faculty at the University of Mississippi are eligible to apply for a grant.  This includes full-time faculty teaching an online course, full-time online only faculty, and part-time online faculty.

Preference will be given to:

  • Applicants presenting the results of research and/or scholarship at the conference they are seeking to attend
  • Those unable to attend the event without support

On-Campus Travel:

Full-time online faculty not residing in Oxford are eligible to apply for a grant.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is no later than four weeks before the date of departure.  Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible as funding is limited.

Applications for funding are reviewed by a committee selected by the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education. The selection process is very competitive. The committee may elect to fund an application partially.

Terms of Award

Conference Attendance:

  • The award will not exceed $1,500.
  • Each applicant may receive only one award for one conference trip per year.
  • Funding is subject to the applicable University travel policies.

On-Campus Travel:

  • The award will not exceed $1,000.
  • Each applicant may receive only one award for one on-campus trip per year.
  • Funding is subject to the applicable University travel policies.

Travel Reimbursement

Declining/Return of an Award

Please inform the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education if you decide to decline or return the award so that other travel awards may be funded.

Please direct any questions or concerns to Mary Lea Moore, mlea@olemiss.edu, 662-915-7089.

Examples of Eligible Conferences

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