The department/school benefits financially when a faculty member
buys out a portion of his/her academic year salary using Contract
and Grant (C&G) funds.
Release from one course requires a minimum buyout of 25%
[.25FTE] per semester [salary plus benefits]. The college will
return 100% of the salary savings from the "buyout" directly to the
department for each semester that there is a buyout. The department
will be responsible for replacing the faculty member in the
classroom from the salary saving return.
Overhead/Indirect Cost Distribution
Overhead charged to external contracts and grants is
administered by the Office of Research and Commercialization (ORC).
Current University practice provides that ORC subtracts off the top
money (5% - 17% depending on the year) for the university and of
the balance that remains, ORC keeps 55% and distributes 45% of the
remaining funds to the college. The actual distribution to the
college is calculated on a rolling two-year average. COHPA
distributes 10% of the 45% College award to the PI/co-PIs and
20% to the department - divided if necessary among multiple
PI/co-PIs and departments as specified in the proposal. Overhead is
distributed semi-annually based on the actual overhead distributed
back to the college by ORC.
Only full-time, tenured or tenure-earning faculty
members are eligible.
A maximum of one application per person may be funded for each
12-month fiscal period. (March 16, 20xx - March 15, 20xx)
The trip must be for the documented purpose of delivering a
research paper or comparable creative activity at a professional
Funding is for transportation costs only using E&G
funds. Qualifying transportation includes:
The maximum amount is currently $350.00 Domestic Travel, and
$700.00 International Travel, subject to available funds. Funding
amounts are approved based on the amount of transportation costs
listed by the applicant. Reimbursement amounts are based on the
actual transportation costs incurred, up to the amount
There must be some funding support for the travel from the
department or college. This support must come from E&G
money. Only E&G accounts may be reimbursed from Faculty
Travel funds. (E&G money is state appropriated,
Education & General funding. E&G funding does not include
any Contract & Grant funding received through the State of
Florida.) Because Faculty Travel funds are disbursed as
reimbursements to the supporting department from which the faculty
member was paid for travel, the account number to which the travel
was charged must also be an E&G account.
In the event of a co-authored paper where both authors are from
UCF, funding will be provided to only one author. The co-author's
department chair will decide which individual's travel will be
If the faculty member decides to drive to the travel
destination in lieu of making airline reservations, documentation
showing justification for this decision must be returned with
receipts to Faculty Travel.
The application must be submitted by the dates indicated
March 16, 2013 - March 15, 2014
April 1, 2014
Prompt submission of applications and supporting
documents is encouraged and requested. It is recommended that all
submissions be made promptly following the completion of travel. Do
not wait until the deadline date of April 1 to send your
information if travel is completed well in advance during the
travel year of March 16, 2013 to March 15, 2014. Early submission
and adherence to the deadline allows the committee to determine the
demand on its budget in a timely manner. Late applications will not
Completed applications are due in the Office of Research &
Commercialization, University Tower, 12201 Research Pkwy., Suite
501). Notice of the application status (whether or not an award was
approved) will be sent to applicant's department chair with a copy
to the departmental contact listed on the application after the
travel committee has taken action. The committee meets annually, in
April, to make funding decisions for the prior year's travel.
In order for a department to obtain reimbursement, the following
must be submitted to Faculty Travel/ORC along with a completed
A 60-75 word abstract of the presentation.
A letter of acceptance on the program or a copy of the program
(highlight your presentation).
A copy of the travel reimbursement voucher with TAR# readable
or proof of department p-card purchase if no reimbursement voucher
is issued. E&G funds must have been used for these costs.
A copy of receipts for transportation costs only.
The application for Funds to Support Faculty Travel and the
above backup documents must be received on or before the specified
deadline due date.
Ami Zuclich, FacultyTravel Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Ethics & Compliance
The ORC offers a variety of teams and tools to assure research
conducted at UCF adheres with regulatory guidelines and meets the
highest standards of responsible conduct. Please visit the ORC
website for more information.
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