Travel Awards

No more funding is available for faculty pedagogical travel awards in this fiscal year. Contact with any questions.

The purpose of the travel awards is for faculty to attend conferences and workshops that will build their skills in student-centered pedagogies, focused on health-research-related STEM/social behavioral sciences areas of the undergraduate curriculum, or allow them to present data generated in the process of course development or course assessment/evaluation. The conference must serve either an instructional training purpose, or the faculty member must be presenting his/her own education research data (e.g., related to course assessment, new learning activities, or undergraduate student research training).

A limited number of awards will be made to allow faculty in health-research-related fields to present at or attend conferences in their discipline.


  • Submit a post-conference report that details how the conference has enhanced their ability to implement/improve student-centered learning in their classroom/lab/program, or disseminate your education research data to the larger Morgan State community.
  • Participate in ASCEND program assessment activities, as requested.
  • Become an active member of the Instructional Community of Practice, which was established in fall 2015 as a Blackboard community with regular in-person meetings on campus.


  • All full-time faculty, including adjuncts, are eligible to apply.
  • Funds for international travel requests generally are not available.


  • The maximum budget is $3,000 per trip. The amount requested should be commensurate with the time and location of the conference/workshop, and with the State of Maryland's budget regulations.


  • Proposals for travel funds will be evaluated for merit on a continuous basis, and funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for each semester, until available funds are expended.
  • Applications for conference travel funds must be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to the event because, if approved, we will need to prepare a travel authorization request and process it through university channels.

Application: We are not accepting applications at this time.

Contact with any questions.