With funding from the U.S. Department of Education the African Studies Program can support professional air travel in 2017-18 for African Studies affiliated faculty.
The maximum level of support is $500.
African Studies Association Annual Meeting
Our preference is to help you attend the 2017 African Studies Association annual meetings, which will be held in Chicago (November 16-18). We will support your travel to ASA whether you are on the conference program or not.
Alternatively, you may use our support to attend any other conference provided you are on the conference provided you are on the conference program and your presentation is related to Africa.
How to request conference support for domestic travel
Fill out the online ASP FACULTY CONFERENCE SUPPORT form. We will notify you via email when the request is approved (this might take a day or two). Apply as soon as possible, but at least 30 days in advance of proposed travel.
How to request conference support for international travel
Fill out the online ASP FACULTY CONFERENCE SUPPORT form.
NOTE: The U.S. Department of Education must review and approve all proposed international travel plans. Do not purchase air tickets or make other binding commitments without approval if you intend to use federal funds. The U.S. Department of Education does not make retroactive approvals. Requests to spend federal funds on international travel must be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education at least 30 days before the date of travel. Contact Aleia McCord (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least 45 days in advance of travel to allow time for the preparation of the travel approval request.
How to use your support
Once your conference travel has been approved, the African Studies Program will issue you a GROUP TRAVEL NUMBER to be used when making travel arrangements with Fox World Travel, the required travel agent of the University. (All airline reservations initiated by University employees – for either employee or non-employee travel – must be made with Fox World Travel.) The GROUP TRAVEL NUMBER indicates to Fox World Travel that your air ticket should be billed directly to the African Studies Program.
If the air ticket price exceeds the $500, you must cover the balance. If you have other funds to cover this balance, you can arrange reimbursement through your home department. PLEASE DO NOT BOOK TICKET UNTIL YOUR TRAVEL IS APPROVED AND YOU ARE ISSUED THE ASP GROUP TRAVEL NUMBER. You will receive detailed instructions on how to book your travel when your request is approved.