As was announced at the last Faculty meeting this spring, there have been major changes to the Faculty Research and Travel Funds. As clarified then, and in earlier divisional meetings, these changes both streamline the process and constitute a significant increase of aggregate faculty research funding:
1) the old Category II Research and Travel Fund is no more. Along with its demise also goes proportional reimbursement.
2) the old Category I Research and Travel Fund is now called the Research and Travel Fund. Its limit has been raised from $1000 to $2000 and the list of reimbursable activities has been expanded considerably to include most of those under the old Category II Fund. Explicitly excluded, however, is support for simply attending a professional event without some formal participatory role, such as presenter or organizer.
To receive reimbursement, complete the Category I Reimbursement Form (see http://www.bard.edu/budgetoffice/research/ for form) summarizing all expenses. Also include documentation of any performance/presentation, original receipts, and an itemized list and total of expenses for which you are seeking reimbursement. Give this packet to your faculty secretary for processing. You will receive 100% reimbursement up to $2000. No preapproval is required. Expenses will be verified by the Faculty Resources committee and the dean of the college as necessary.