Faculty Conference Travel Grant

The purpose of the Faculty Conference Travel Grant program is to provide financial support to faculty members who wish to travel to academic conferences that present on pedagogical methods in order to support the teaching mission at SD Mines. Awardees will be expected to attend the conference and then present a brown bag colloquium at SD Mines on what they learned. Upon completion of the seminar at SD Mines, they will be awarded a $500 stipend in addition to support for travel and fees to attend the conference. Proposals should be forwarded to hr@sdsmt.edu.


  • Awardees are eligible to receive up to $1,500 for conference and travel expenses.
  • A $500 stipend will be awarded upon meeting expectations


  • July 15th
  • October 15th
  • January 15th
  • April 15th


  • Faculty member at SD Mines
  • Conference topic is teaching-related
  • Applicants can only be funded once per academic year
  • Preference will be given to faculty who have not been previously funded


  • Excellence of proposal and thoughtfulness given to its applicability
  • General applicability for multiple disciplines
  • Novelty or innovative nature of the pedagogy or topic

Proposal Structure

  • Proposals should be 2-3 pages in length
  • First page should act as a cover letter, providing logistical information including:
    • Name
    • Department
    • Position Title
    • Conference Name & Brief Description
    • Date(s) of Conference
    • Location of Conference
  • Following one to two pages should answer the four questions below.
    1. What do you anticipate learning from this workshop?
    2. How will this information benefit you in your role?
    3. How will this information benefit your students?
    4. How do you foresee yourself applying this technique or method in your classroom? (if applicable)


  • Upon return from conference, faculty member will provide a travel detail to faculty development with all necessary receipts
  • Faculty member will prepare written report and/or PowerPoint to be posted on faculty development website
  • Faculty member will present at a brown bag colloquium, which faculty development will assist in planning