Provost Award for Travel (PAT)

The Provost Award for Travel supports the cost of travel to present, perform, or exhibit scholarly or creative works, specifically in the form of juried presentations/performances or invited presentations/performances. Funding is made available to full-time instructional faculty members through a competitive internal grant process.

Proposal Submission Deadlines

For further information on when to apply, see the UNC Internal Grant Matrix.

Fall Competition

September 9, 2016
September 8, 2017
September 14,2018

Winter Competition

January 20, 2017
January 19, 2018
January 18, 2019

Spring Competition

April 14, 2017
April 13, 2018
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 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 peer-reviewed 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 mission of the associated college and UNC
  • propose travel within dates in the grants matrix

Internal Award Budget Guidelines

The Internal Budget Guidelines 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.

Questions about this program should be directed to or to your FRPB College Representative or the FRPB Chairperson.