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Faculty Travel Planning Grants

Texas Global is committed to increasing global engagement across campus and with our partners around the world. The Faculty Travel Planning Grants give faculty the unique opportunity to explore possibilities, develop connections and seek potential initiatives within their international networks in order to produce high quality Texas Global funding proposals.

At a Glance


UT Austin Faculty


Up to $2,500


February and October


Laura Caloudas,

Application Information

Faculty Travel Planning Grants support UT Austin faculty members who wish to establish connections abroad to meet eligibility requirements for the submission of subsequent Texas Global funding opportunities to the Global Career Launch, Global Virtual Exchange, President’s Award for Global LearningTexas Global Faculty Research Seed Grant, and Faculty-led Education Abroad. Applicants may request up to $2,500 in travel funds to support proposal development.

Texas Global awards Faculty Travel Planning Grants on a semiannual basis, once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester. 

Grant Period

December 15, 2022 - August 31, 2023

Application Deadline

October 3, 2022 by 5 p.m. CST

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Travel Grant Faculty

The faculty travel grant was launched in June 2021. Since then, the following faculty members have been awarded to travel internationally.

  • Dr. Octavio Kano-Galván, Assistant Professor of Practice, Advertising, Moody College of Communication; United Kingdom
  • Amy Sanders, Associate Professor, Journalism, Moody College of Communication; Lebanon
  • Dr. Desiree Pallais-Downing, Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education; Peru
  • Vertica Bhardwaj, Associate Professor of Instruction, Textiles and Apparel, College of Natural Sciences; Vietnam 

  • Aileen Bumphus, Assistant Professor of Practice, Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education

  • Suchitra Gururaj, Assistant Vice President for Community Engagement and Economic Development; Lecturer, Plan II, College of Liberal Arts; Costa Rica

  • Stephen E. Courter, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Management, McCombs School of Business; U.K.
  • Edgar Gómez-Cruz, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Associate Professor, School of Information; Costa Rica
  • Elma Ines Lorenzo-Blanco, Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences, College of Natural Sciences; Germany 
  • Stacey K. Sowards, Mark L. Knapp Professorship, Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication; Indonesia