Ongoing Grant Offerings


Note: Funds for full-time faculty travel remain restricted due to budget cuts to Augsburg’s Faculty Development Program. Because of this, the Faculty Development Committee (FDC) has updated the grant review procedure and policy to ensure more equitable funding for 2024-2025. Please see the priority list and funding levels listed below.

Allocation of Funding: To ensure equitable distribution of grant funding throughout the year, the FDC will review grant applications at four times during the year and will not review applications between those dates. A portion of funds is set aside for each quarter of the fiscal year to make certain that some funds are available for faculty year-round.

Travel Dates Need Not Match Application Dates: To make planning easier for faculty, the Faculty Development Committee has decided that faculty may apply for funding at any time of year, regardless of when they will actually be presenting or traveling. However, strong priority will be given to applications where the faculty person’s work has already been accepted by the conference or event. As a result, under most circumstances, we recommend applying for a travel grant after your work has been accepted.

Strict Submission Deadlines: The Faculty Development Committee has adopted a strict submission deadline policy, and applications submitted after 5:00 pm on the day of the deadline will not be considered. However, faculty are free to apply in the next cycle and may apply for reimbursement from an event they have already attended. But, please remember that there is no guarantee of funding if you have not been approved for funding before the event.

Round 1 Application deadline: March 15, 2024

Round 2 Application deadline July 15, 2024

Round 3 Application deadline October 15, 2024

Round 4 Application deadline January 15, 2025

Notification of Award Decision: All applicants will be notified whether their application has been funded (fully or partially) within one week of the submission deadline. All applicants who meet the requirements (e.g., faculty status, funding limit, purpose of travel) will be funded unless we receive more applications than can be funded each quarter. If more applications are submitted than we can fund, we will evaluate each application using the following Priorities for Grant Funding.

Priorities for Grant Funding: These prioritizations are not absolute, are not weighted equally, and no individual prioritization disqualifies a grant from being funded. These are only in play if we do not have enough funding for all applicants.

  1. Prioritize pre-tenure faculty vs. tenured or non-tenure track faculty
  2. Prioritize those who did not receive travel funding in the last fiscal year
  3. Prioritize presentation/original work vs. participation or attendance only
  4. Prioritize taking/participating w/students vs. no student involvement
  5. Prioritize those who have not received travel funding this fiscal year
Prioritized Levels of Funding: Normally, in order to ensure that the largest number of faculty received some funding and that funding reflects the priorities set by the Faculty Development Committee, the following funding levels will be followed:
      1. $1,000: Full-time faculty presenting at the event AND bringing Augsburg students who will also present their work at the event
      2. $800: Full-time faculty presenting at the event or participating in a formally designated leadership role for the event/professional

      3. $400: Part-time faculty presenting at the event or participating in a formally designated leadership role for the event/professional


Thank you for your understanding. Please contact OFD ( if you have any questions about this policy or would like more information.

Professional Travel Grants for Faculty

Professional Travel Grant Application

  • Currently available from June 1, 2024 – May 31, 2025
  • Full-time Faculty professional development funds (including professional membership costs) are capped at $1,500 per fiscal year. If applicable, this limit is prorated by FTE. 
  • Adjunct Faculty travel funds are capped at $750 per fiscal year and are only available for adjunct faculty members who meet the criteria set for in the SEIU Local 284 Collective Bargaining Agreement for travel funds.

Work Culture Grant

Work Culture Grant Application

  • These grants are intended to foster learning communities, working groups, and other collaborative efforts among faculty and staff. Amounts vary by project but include up to $250 for activities such as teaching, reading, or writing groups.
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Grants are first come, first served.

Professional Membership Reimbursement

Reimbursement for professional memberships differs depending on their type. If they are required for accreditation, then they are budgeted on a department level, and you would talk to your dean or school director about possible funding. If they are required to register for a conference and they reduce the cost of attending the conference, then they should be submitted as part of a travel grant application. If they aren’t needed for either of those purposes, then we don’t reimburse for them anymore.