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Application Deadlines:

Cover Sheet

Current FY deadlines can be found here. Information on Taft-eligibility can be found here.

travel for research grants

The Taft Research Center offers on a competitive basis travel grants for research on a specific project. Taft Travel Grants for Research will not be awarded concurrently with Summer Fellowships. Grants may cover airline ticket or personal mileage, non-local ground transportation, research related expenses, and per diem (to include food and lodging, up to the maximum allowable by Taft, of $150 per day - see rate information in reimbursement procedures below). The maximum grant is $4,000 in any 2 fiscal years.

applications

Applications must be completed by 5 PM on regularly scheduled deadlines; this includes applicant electronic submission through the Taft Research Center website and departmental review. Applications for Travel for Research Grants should be prospective, i.e. before travel occurs.

In addition to populating the electronic fields, a single pdf document must be uploaded to the system and must contain the following:

  • A project statement (800 - 1000 words) indicating:
    • the focus
    • the theoretical framework
    • methods and sources
    • preliminary results
    • the significance of the project to your discipline
    • the significance of the project to your overarching research trajectory
  • A brief budget outline with explanation of costs.
  • A two page curriculum vitae that has been updated within the past month.

***NOTE: support letters are not required for this program, only supervisor approval through the electronic system (as prompted by the system).

**For detailed instructions on submitting your application, please click Application Instructions.

*For instructions on how to create a PDF, please click: How to Create a PDF. Note: the system only allows you to upload a single PDF document.


criteria & priorities

  • The application must be complete as outlined above.
  • The quality or promise of quality of the applicant's work as a scholar or creative writer and teacher.
  • The significance of the contribution that the proposed project will make to thought and knowledge in the field of the project.
  • The conception, definition, organization, and description of the proposed project.
  • The current state of the research, the schedule to do the research, and the timeliness of the grant to ensuring the completion of the project.
  • The likelihood that the applicant will complete the project.
  • The manner in which the application fulfills the stated program guidelines.
  • Evidence of productivity from any Taft grants in the past five years.
  • Among the various types of grants, the committee assigns highest priority to applications for a specific research project.
  • The committee assigns a lower priority to applications who have not sought non-Taft funding for their projects or travel expenses.
  • The committee assigns a lower priority to applications from previous recipients of Taft grants.
  • The committee assigns a higher priority to applications from junior faculty in tenure-track positions.
  • Emeriti may apply, but will be given lower priority.

*NOTE: Award announcements are generally sent by email from within the electronic awards management system at web.central@uc.edu. Replies to these emails do not reach Taft.

terms of the grant

  • Full disclosure of non-Taft funds received, from both within and outside of the university, is required. Taft grants may not duplicate other funds granted for the same purposes.
  • All grant funds must be expended exclusively in furtherance of the grant and all expenditures of grant funds must comply with university policies relating to financial transactions, including the Code of Conduct and, as discussed in the Code of Conduct, the ethics laws of the state of Ohio which prohibit certain private financial interests in university matters. (University Rule 3361:10-17-03(D); http://www.uc.edu/content/dam/uc/trustees/docs/rules_10/10-17-03.pdf).
  • If there are any changes in plans from the originally approved application, the Taft grant recipient must notify the chair of the Taft Executive Board in writing and receive written approval for the changes. Failure to comply with this rule will nullify the grant and require return of the award.
  • Publications and creative work generated with the help of Taft grants should acknowledge the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center. Copies of such publications should be sent to the chair of the Taft Executive Board.
  • Approval for overnight and international travel must be submitted and approved prior to travel, via Concur.
  • Per university policies, Grant recipients must submit receipts and travel reimbursement through Concur, within 30 calendar days of the conclusion of the trip. 
  • Grants may cover airline ticket or personal mileage, non-local ground transportation, research related expenses, and per diem (to include food and lodging, up to the maximum allowable by Taft, of $150 per day - see rate information below) .
  • See the Reimbursement Procedures for additional information.

reimbursement procedures

The following procedures should be followed in order to insure reimbursement of travel expenses:

  • Taft may only cover airline ticket or personal mileage, non-local ground transportation, research related expenses, and per diem (to include food and lodging, up to the maximum allowable by Taft, of $150 per day - see rate information below).
  • Taft will not reimburse expenses for alcohol.
  • Per diem should be calculated from the M&IE rate for your destination and may also include lodging costs, up to a maximum daily amount of $150. An itemized receipt and proof of payment for lodging is required for reimbursement. M&IE reimbursement may be claimed without receipts.
  • As you will be required to present receipts to obtain reimbursement, please be sure to retain itemized, original receipts.
  • Approval for overnight and international travel must be submitted and approved prior to travel, via Concur.
  • Per university policies, Grant recipients must submit receipts and travel reimbursement through Concur, within 30 calendar days of the conclusion of the trip. 
  • All amounts should be in US dollars, and the exchange rate used should be indicated/ included in the Travel Expense Report. Daily exchange rates can be found at a number of commercially available sites, including oanda.com.
  • The total expenses claimed may not exceed the amount authorized and no unauthorized line items may be claimed.