Travel Support Programs

The Office of Research & Economic Development has several internal grant programs to support faculty travel in the service of research.

Research Travel Support

The Faculty & Junior Faculty Travel Programs provide up to $750 of matching funds for domestic travel and $1000 for international travel for LSU faculty. Awards are given to support trips that enable faculty (a) to present their work at national and international scale peer-reviewed conferences or meetings, (b) to pursue data collection for active research projects, and (c) to meet with program offices at federal agencies.

The mission of this program is to leverage and extend the impact of university travel support. Awards are generally given with evidence of departmental or college support until program funds are fully encumbered.

Travel funds for AY 2017-2018 have been fully allocated and applications are no longer being accepted. Applications for travel in AY 2018-2019 will be accepted beginning May 1, 2018.

Travel to SEC Universities

The SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program is intended to enhance faculty collaboration that stimulates scholarly initiatives between SEC universities. It gives faculty from one SEC university the opportunity to travel to another SEC campus to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals, and conduct research.

Applications are typically accepted in the Spring for an internal peer-review, with award notifications made in late May for travel in the following academic year (August - July).

Undergraduate Research Travel

The Office of Research Engagement provides up to $1000 for research related travel for undergraduate students in their Undergraduate Research Travel Awards. Awards can be used for travel to scholarly conferences, for data collection or for performance of original research/creativity/innovation/scholarship of a national/international character. These grants allow undergraduate students to present original research at national and international conferences, conduct data-gathering trips, research trips to collaborators, or scheduled visits to program directors for prestigious award agencies/foundations.

How to apply

Use the LSU Grants Application Portal to apply for internal grants, travel awards, and limited submission competitions

Grants Competition Portal

Application Guidelines

Download application guidelines for the various travel grant programs.

Faculty Travel Grant Application Guidelines

SEC Faculty Travel Grant Application Guidelines

Undergraduate Research Travel Grant Application Guidelines