Provost Awards for Travel (PAT)

Questions about this program should be directed to Sherry May at 351-1910 or to your FRPB College Representative or the FRPB Chairperson.

Proposal Submission Deadlines

Fall Competition

Winter Competition

Spring Competition

September 12, 2014

February 13, 2015

April 10, 2015

September 11, 2015

February 12, 2016

April 8, 2016

September 9, 2016

February 10, 2017

April 7, 2017


All full-time instructional faculty members (tenured, tenure-track, and term) are eligible to apply for Provost Fund awards with the exception of:

  • faculty members serving as deans and directors
  • faculty members who are overdue in submitting final reports for previous Provost Fund awards

General Funding Priorities

Proposal evaluation will give particular consideration to proposals that address the following priority areas:

  • promoting long-lasting scholarly, professional or artistic development of UNC faculty members
  • facilitating technical training or educational development
  • developing and writing proposals for externally funded fellowships, grants and contracts
  • using technology and other strategies in pedagogy such as enhancement/enrichment pedagogy
  • assisting faculty to intern with industry, government or service agencies, institutes or foundations
  • sponsoring and organizing forums and conferences at UNC
  • encouraging UNC students' professional involvement or civic engagement through community-based research projects
  • contributing to UNC's mission to internationalize and enhance overall academic experience of students and faculty by increasing the faculty's exposure to international experiences