The Council on Teaching will review applications following these submission deadlines based on the date of travel:

  • Spring 2019 (January-May travel) submit applications before December 1, 2018

  • Summer 2019 (June-August travel) submit applications between December 15, 2018 - April 15, 2019

  • Fall 2019 (September-December travel) submit applications between April 15, 2019 - August 1, 2019

The following information will be needed to complete the application for Teaching in Higher Education Travel Award:

  • Basic information: name, HawkID, email address, department, DEO email address, event information (title, date, web link).

  • If you are presenting a workshop, keynote address, seminar, demonstration, poster, simulation, etc. at the conference, be prepared to upload a PDF of the abstract, invitation, or other indication of acceptance.

  • Be prepared to share your expectations about your conference experience:

    • What long-term impact do you anticipate your experience will have on teaching and learning at Iowa?

    • What do you expect to gain professionally from attending or presentating at this event?

    • What information and materials about teaching strategies, trends, etc. do you expect to share with your department, college, or the University at large when you return from the conference? How do you intend to share that information?

    • What outreach opportunities might enable you to disseminate what you learn to the wider Iowa City or state communities?

  • Provide a list the total amount of funding requested, a simple, itemized budget of your expenses, and list other sources of funding that you have applied for or received. (A maximum of $2,000 may be awarded.)

Application for Teaching in Higher Education Travel Award

For questions, please contact:

Tom Schmidt, Chair, Council on Teaching, (

Jean Florman, Director, Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology Center for Teaching, (