Research, Funding and Travel
Faculty seeking advancement in their areas of expertise as well as promotion and tenure in their professional lives must engage in scholarly professional creative activity that demonstrates scholarly competence and contributes significantly to the advancement of research in their chosen fields of study. Information related to LLC faculty research may be found at the following:
The Department has budgeted funds to assist faculty members in participating in professional conferences. In general, funding for such travel will be limited to those who present papers — and even then it will usually be partial support. As far in advance as possible, fill out the Department request for travel funding, which is available at http://www.dllc.udel.edu/llc-faculty-forms/. Once your request has been approved, Ariadne López will assist you in applying for a UD Cash Advance Card. Upon return, you must allocate your expenses on-line in Works and then submit to Ariadne López a detailed list of all expenses, attaching to it all original receipts, canceled flight tickets, boarding passes, and other related documentation. You must provide an itemized receipt for every charge against your UD Cash Advance Card. Your monthly bank statement showing these charges must also be signed and submitted to Ariadne López for retention in the office files. Your cash advance card should be given to Ariadne López to retain in the office until your next funded conference participation. Failure to complete these requirements puts the Department in breach of University policy and causes additional, unnecessary work for the Business Administrator. As a result, funding for professional travel may be denied to a faculty member who has outstanding obligations in relation to previously funded travel.
In addition to funding provided by the Department of Languages Literatures and Cultures, other funding sources do exist for those who require financial support or who must travel to engage more fully in their scholarly activity: