pplications and Proposals not meeting guidelines will not be considered for funding. Please submit a completed application package (signed application, proposal, and required attachments) in hard copy to the Office of Research, Grants, and Contracts (ORGC), Room 100 of Hall-Moody Administration Building, and email a copy of the proposal and required attachments to the ORGC by March 1. The electronic copy of the proposal/application should be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment and other supporting documents may be submitted in PDF format to Dr. Charley Deal at cdeal@utm.edu by the March 1st deadline. If you have any questions, please call 881-7015. Deadline for submission: March 1. Proposals received after the deadline will not be reviewed. Applications and Proposals not meeting guidelines will not be considered for funding. 

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The following guidelines must be followed for a proposal to be considered:

Type: No less than 10 or more than 12 pitch (be consistent throughout the proposal), Courier (example) or Times New Roman (example)
Spacing: Single spacing in body of sections; double-spaced to divide sections
Justification: Left justified; indented paragraphs
Page limit: 3 pages maximum, front only

Proposal Content - use section headings when writing proposal (REQUIRED)

Abstract (limit to 250 words maximum and must be a centered and underlined heading)

Location(s) of Proposed International Travel Activity(ies) (section heading)

Date(s) of Proposed International Travel Activity (ies) (section heading) Be specific. Give timeline.

Purpose and Scope of Proposed Activity (centered and underlined section heading)  Be specific. Include how you intend to incorporate the material into the classes you teach. Focus on classroom performance. (i.e., measurable goals and objectives).

Budget and Budget Narrative (centered and underlined section heading) Indicate all planned expenses and sources of all funds. The budget should reflect that the activity is important to your department/college and to you. If no matching is possible, please explain.

Total requested: maximum $1000 per faculty member. ______________________

Applicants may request, in writing, the reviewers' comments of their proposals within 30 days following notification.


NOTE TO FACULTY WHOSE AWARD MAY INCLUDE SOFTWARE PURCHASE: To ensure that campus IT is operating as efficiently and effectively as possible, the IT Executive Oversight Committee needs to be aware of the technology needs of the campus, including software. To facilitate this process, we are asking the any unit proposing a software system purchase provide technical needs to the committee prior to making the purchase. To make this an easy process, a form has been developed whereby departmental software needs may be identified and submitted to the committee, specifying the purpose of the software, which programs have been examined and what program you would like to purchase. We believe this will improve campus communications and help us better utilize our IT resources. The form can be accessed at https://www.utm.edu/departments/its/softwarerequest.php 1/15/2015