ANR will be making additional travel support available for UC Cooperative Extension specialists to collaborate directly with UCCE advisors or REC directors in fiscal year 2021/22.
With the level of funds available, each specialist may apply for up to $2,000 for FY 2021/22 (travel reports must be submitted within 30 days of travel, and funds must be expended by June 30, 2022). These travel funds must be used by the UCCE specialists only and cannot be used for out-of-state travel. Funding is not for the purpose of UCCE specialists presenting at or attending meetings.
In recognition of the importance of the partnership between UC ANR academics and AES faculty, UC ANR is expanding the travel support program to include AES faculty as part of a pilot program. Upon completion of a request, UC ANR will support travel by AES faculty to meet and work with UC ANR county-based or REC-based academics. Support is limited to $1,000 per AES faculty member, with a cap on the total pool of funds available set at $25,000 for FY21/22 (funds must be expended by June 30, 2022). Additional support may be available through the campuses; AES faculty should consult their departments or colleges to determine if additional support is available. Travel support must be used by AES faculty members for their own travel to plan and execute research or present research findings at meetings hosted by UC ANR academics.
Completing a short online survey is the only step to apply for these funds.
A brief survey form for travel support is accessible from your ANR Portal. The direct link is https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=35421. The survey asks
• Name and title of specialist requesting support
• Project/Program name
• Brief project description (one paragraph)
• Collaborating advisors
While there is no deadline for applications for these travel funds they are first come, first awarded. They also must be expended in the fiscal year 2021/22. Any travel completed toward the end of the fiscal year must be submitted and approved with the fiscal year, as no award will be carried forward.
Apply for funds directly at https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=35421.
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