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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 11/02/2018 12/21/2018 TBA TBA
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:
  • Raise the profile of UT faculty in international communities
  • Promote UT's international and study abroad programs by establishing or deepening connections with international organizations or partners;
  •  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

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. The budget should be realistic and reflect actual anticipated expenses.

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
A subcommittee appointed by the Office of the Provost will review applications. 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.

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

3) Faculty members receiving a Kohler award must acknowledge funding as appropriate, for example, in the author’s footnote in the case of a published paper or book.

4) Funding is awarded for the specific project described in the application and may not be re-purposed.