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Program Description:
                                                                                                                                                           
  Kohler PicThe Kohler fund will provide individual awards of up to $1,500 primarily to support high
   quality travel and other worthy projects that:

1) Raise the profile of UT faculty in international communities
2) promote UT's international and study abroad programs by establishing or deepening
connections with international organizations or partners;
3) support research or teaching projects on topics related to 1 or 2 where international travel is required

These awards are available only to full-time tenure and tenure-track faculty, lecturer‘s and
department chairs. Award decisions will be based on the quality of the proposed travel and
the need for central funds from the Kohler endowment. The request should clearly identify
the purpose or purposes of the trip with the understanding that travel can support multiple
objectives. For instance, a faculty member may request support to present a paper at an
international conference and while in a foreign country meet with university officials to
explore joint academic programs.


To apply for any of these awards, provide a description of your project including the
following information (the narrative response to questions 1 and 2 must not exceed three
pages in length):

1. Summary of the project, including specific goals for the experience and dates of
proposed travel. For requests involving the presentation of a paper at an international
meeting the significance of the meeting must be explained, the process for selecting
speakers described, the likelihood that the presentation will result in a high quality
publication explained, and a copy of the conference agenda provided. If the request is
related to teaching, there must be an explanation on how the travel will result in changes to
specific courses, the offering of new courses', or other changes relating to the faculty
member's teaching responsibilities. For requests to support international research or
scholarship, the application should explain the benefits to the faculty member’s
research/scholarship program and why other funds are not available for international travel.

2. Projected benefits for you, your department and/or your college, and the University^

3. Budget for the project, including information on other sources of funding, such as your
department or college travel account, or other similar-type awards. For faculty members
with grant funding or access to indirect accounts and explanation must be provided on why
support from the Kohler fund is necessary.

4. A letter of support from your department chair. (If you are the chair, letter of support from
your dean).

5. A copy of the final report that was submitted following completion of the most recent
previous Kohler-funded project.

6. All of the items listed above are required and are included in this virtual application. Click "Apply" and omit nothing.

7. Incomplete applications or those that do not comply with the program instructions may be denied.

Review Process
Applications will be reviewed by a-subcommittee appointed by the Office of the Provost.  The decision will be based upon the merits of the proposed activity, the need for funds specifically from the Kohler fund, the availability of funds, and the quality and responsiveness of the application.

Note:
1)Faculty members receiving awards are required to provide a written report of their
experience to the Kohler Committee within 30 days from the end of the project.

2) Faculty members are eligible for only one Kohler award per year


 

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 09/22/2017 09/29/2017 TBA TBA
Spring 2018 01/18/2018 01/25/2018 TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/25/2018 04/30/2018 TBA TBA