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 9, 2016

January 20, 2017

April 14, 2017

September 8, 2017

January 19, 2018

April 13, 2018

September 14, 2018

January 18, 2019

April 12, 2019


All full-time instructional faculty members (tenured, tenure-track, and contract renewable) and post-doctoral fellows 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:

  • contribute to UNC's national and international exposure by involving juried faculty presentations or performances that have already been accepted or invited
  • promote long-lasting scholarly, professional or artistic development of UNC faculty members as part of a line of published or funded research
  • contribute to UNC's reputation through faculty involvement in national or international professional organizations through leadership roles
  • encourage UNC students' professional development through participation in regional, national, or international conferences, events, or performances
  • present travel goals in line with the missions of the associated college and UNC
  • propose travel within dates stated in the grants matrix

Internal Award Procedures
The Internal Award Procedures provide a consistent method for handling internal awards to accommodate new university budget guidelines; they apply to Provost Fund Grants, FRPB Grants, and Summer Support Initiative Awards.

Power Point of Internal Award Procedures training