Annual Scholarly Activity Travel Grants (ASATs)
UNC supports the research and scholarly activities of faculty and professional staff members by providing travel support to those who are invited to make scholarly presentations at professional meetings or conferences. Presentations of papers, poster sessions, and performances or displays of creative works are eligible activities. Other activities such as teaching or presenting workshops will not be supported.
All faculty and professional staff members are eligible to receive $800 annually to reimburse travel costs allowable under UNC travel procedures. Those individuals serving as the lead principal investigator or project director on an externally funded award that pays the full F&A costs allowed by the sponsor are eligible to receive $1,000 annually during each year the external grant is active, excluding during no-cost-extensions. ASAT awards are tracked by fiscal year (July 1 through June 30), based on the dates of travel.
There are no deadline dates for ASAT applications; however, they must be received by OSP at least two weeks prior to the start of the planned travel. Applications submitted later than this will not be considered, and awards will not be made retroactively.
ASAT Application Form (pdf)
Internal Award Procedures
The procedures provide a consistent method for handling internal awards to accommodate new university budget guidelines; they apply to Provost Fund Grants, FRPB Grants, OSP Travel Grants, and Summer Support Initiative Awards..