The FDR Finish It Grant is new for 2021-22 Academic Year! It is designed to support ESU faculty members to bring their scholarship to completion with conference presentations, publications, and creative demonstrations.
FDR’s new Finish It grant is a highly competitive supplement to existing departmental travel support intended to allow opportunities for faculty members to share their work products on the biggest stages within their field.
Review the FDR Guidelines for full instructions, expectations, and eligibility information.
Please see the FDR Guidelines for eligibility, what the committee funds, submission instructions, and proposal instructions. Also for application and pre/post-award procedures, policies, and expectations.
Special Note on Travel
All travel is contingent on university policy based on pandemic considerations. Your proposal’s approval is not a guarantee you will be able to travel. Please check with the university administration.
FDR grant funds will reimburse your travel expenses, but it is the awardee's responsibility to pay initially. Fill out and submit the Travel Approval Request (TAR) before traveling.
All ESU employees are required to use the Trip Optimizer if desiring to obtain a rental vehicle. You will only be reimbursed the more cost effective mode of travel, renting a vehicle or using personal automobile, as determined by the Trip Optimizer.
Visit the ESU Business Office, travel page, Travel FAQs page and the State System Employee Travel Expense Reimbursement Rates page as per the Board of Governors’ Policy 1986-07-A, Travel Expense Regulations.
Please keep all documentation related to your travel. After the project, reimbursements for travel must be submitted to the OSPR with all original receipts and a completed Travel Reimbursement Voucher Form.