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Faculty international travel funding support up to $750 available through the Global Travel Fund

The University International Council (UIC) encourages eligible faculty to apply for the Global Travel Fund (GTF) to support internationalization of Ohio University on all campuses through scholarly and creative endeavors overseas. 

The GTF is a resource intended to support faculty (tenure-track or instructional faculty) who are carrying out scholarly and creative activities which require in-person international travel engagement (such as conducting archival or field research overseas, paper presentation, and participating in a scholarly forum).

Approved proposals may be funded for up to $750 for any travel-related expenses (airfare, trains, car, boat, hotel/lodging, registrations, etc.) for an international engagement. Only one GTF award can be utilized per applicant over a two-year period.

“I’d like to encourage all eligible faculty to apply for the Global Travel Fund to further the mission of internationalization of Ohio University,” Dr. Vic Matta, chair of GTF and associate professor of analytics and information systems in the College of Business, said. “The team at Global Affairs is willing to assist you with the process and any questions you might have.”

Fully completed applications and supporting cost quote materials are accepted for review based on deadlines which correspond to dates of travel are due at 11:59 p.m. during the following submission cycle dates:

  • Cycle I: May 1 for travel starting in July or August
  • Cycle II: July 1 for travel starting in September or October
  • Cycle III: Sept. 1 for travel starting in November or December
  • Cycle IV: Nov. 1 for travel starting in January or February
  • Cycle V: Jan. 10 for travel starting in March or April
  • Cycle VI: March 1 for travel starting in May or June


Additional guidelines, submission forms, and supporting University policy and resources pertaining to university-sponsored and international travel can be found at Contact the Office of Global Affairs at with any questions. 

February 21, 2024
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