PROGRAM UPDATE regarding the competitive program that provides funding for IANR faculty (research, teaching, and/or extension) to travel and give scholarly presentations.
Since July 1, 2016 (e.g., the start of state fiscal year 2017), a total of $28,100 has been provided to 47 IANR faculty to travel to conferences and give scholarly presentations. Note that this amount exceeds our annual allocation of $25,000 for this purpose. Thus, the IANR Travel Fund competitive grant program is temporarily suspended for the remainder of state fiscal year 2017.
PURPOSE: The goal of this program is to provide funding to IANR faculty with an ARD appointment whose recent applications for extramural research funding received favorable reviews but were not funded. This program will support two categories of projects: