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Travel Awards

The Sustainability Travel Awards program has a total budget of $5,000 for faculty/staff and $5,000 for students for 2015-2016. Please read the below information as the award process has changed. For the 2015-16 academic year, Sustainability Travel Awards will be capped at $500 per recipient. 

Types of Travel

Awards will only be given for travel to present at a conference or similar event. Individual, panel, and invited speakers are encourage to apply. Poster only presentations will not be funded.

Eligibility

Faculty: Faculty who are teaching or have taught an identified sustainability course may apply. If your course is not listed, you may submit your syllabus for review to elloyd@pdx.edu to see if you are eligible.

Staff: All staff who work on sustainability initiatives may apply. Both your job duties and the presentation must be sustainability related.

Students: Students who major or minor in an undergraduate or graduate sustainability-related degree or certificate may apply.

Application Dates

Award notifications will be made approximately 2 weeks after the application due date.

Fall term 2015: Applications due Oct. 5 for travel occurring Sept. 1, 2015-Dec. 31, 2015

Winter term 2016: Applications due Jan. 8 for travel occurring Jan. 1, 2016 - March 31, 2016

Spring term 2016: Applications due April 1 for travel occurring April 1, 2016 - June 30, 2016 

Criteria 

Awards are competitive and will be based on the following:

  • The presentation’s relevance and applicability to the integrated framework of sustainability. 
  • Preference will be given to travel to present research related to the ISS focus areas of urban sustainability, ecosystem services, and health equity
  • How presenting provides opportunities or benefits that extend beyond the event (publications, collaborations, etc.)
  • Contribution of presentation toward professional development
  • Clear application and budget
  • Preference will be given to individuals with matching funds and no prior ISS funding

Please use the following link to apply for a Sustainability Travel Award:

2015-16 Sustainability Travel Award Application Form 

Award recipients, please complete an Impact Report within one month of your return from travel:

1. Sudent Impact Report

2. Faculty and Staff Impact Report