Academic Conference Fund (ACF) Guidelines
Is your application eligible for funding?All GCU fulltime faculty (including both campus-based and online) and doctoral affiliated Faculty and are eligible to apply for ACF Funds. All funded conference presentations must be completed as an affiliate of GCU. Review the following guidelines to confirm your eligibility to receive funding.
Academic Conference Funds are available to promote scholarly activities of GCU fulltime faculty (including campus-based and online) and doctoral faculty. Funds are available to support SoTL and disciplinary- related research presentations at scholarly conferences. Funding is available to pay expenses associated with:
- Lodging, meals, and transportation (including mileage reimbursement)
- Conference registration
Academic Conference Funds are awarded on a competitive basis up to the following limits:
- Maximum of $1500 per conference
- Maximum of $3000 per applicant per calendar year
Applicants must include a notice of any funding received from another source; duplicate funding (i.e., funding for the same purpose) is not allowed. Fund awards will balance the demands of multiple meritorious proposals against limited funds.
All fulltime faculty (including both campus-based and online) and GCU doctoral faculty are eligible to apply for Academic Conference Funds. Recipients must complete all funded research as an affiliate of GCU.
To be considered for funding during each designated time period, funding applications are due as follows:
Applications submitted after the deadline may be considered in relation to available funding.