Academic Assembly Council
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Professional Society Meeting Travel Funds
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEETING REIMBURSEMENT REQUEST January 1 through June 30, 2021
DEADLINE FOR ONLINE SUBMISSION HAS BEEN EXTENDED: Friday, Apr 9th 2021 @ 5:00 PM (SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ELECTRONICALLY ONLY ... NO EXCEPTIONS!)
The Academic Assembly Council (AAC) offers travel awards to support travel to professional society meetings, primarily for the reporting and exchange of knowledge among members.
We understand that most events scheduled for early 2021 are being held virtually. Some of these virtual events may have registration fees associated with them. Some organizations may also be scheduling in-person events for late spring.
With this call, we will allocate funding for UC ANR academics to attend virtual or in-person events through June 30th, 2021. However, we will be allocating funding based on actual expenses, rather than awarding a flat amount of $600 per meeting. This is because the cost to attend a virtual event (registration fee) is usually quite small compared to the costs to attend an in-person event.
Cooperative Extension academics are eligible for one meeting approval per fiscal year (July 1–June 30). Academic Assembly Council did not release a call for the Summer and Fall of 2020 since the pandemic situation made knowing whether events would go forward unpredictable. This means all academics are eligible for this call. As these funding request calls are held twice a year, the next will be sent out in late spring to cover the period July 1st to December 31st, 2021 and will use any funds allocated for next fiscal year.
Applications are scored based on set criteria. Priority scoring is given to applicants new to their positions, presenting papers, or with special functions within the society/meeting.
To submit a request, email:
UCCE Central Sierra
Forestry/ Natural Resources Advisor
Also, mark your calendars! The web interface for entering next Biannual (July 1 to December 31, 2021) will be available the beginning of May 2021.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me: Michelle Hammer Coffer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Travel award updates—they are available!
- Preliminary cost of living adjustment study results
- eBook revisions
- Commenting on UC Office of the President proposals
- Exit interviews
2020 Distinguished Service Awards Announced
Congratulations to the award recipients!
- Outstanding Research: Carlos Crisosto
- Outstanding Extension: Andrew Sutherland
- Outstanding New Academic: Mae Culumber
- Outstanding Team: AB 589 Water Measurement Training Team
- Outstanding Leader: Katherine Soule
Welfare & Benefits FAQs
Check out the Welfare & Benefits Committee FAQs on sabbatical leave and travel awards. More frequently asked for answers coming soon!