The Office of the Provost announces a new program to support travel for research and professional development for junior faculty members (tenure-track faculty members who have not been awarded tenure or promotion). Junior faculty members may apply for travel funds up to $500 to support a presentation at an academic or professional conference. In response to feedback from junior faculty members, and in recognition of the particular challenges they face, this program is intended to supplement, not replace, departmental travel funding, which will remain the primary source for funding faculty travel. Thus, cost sharing by departments and/or colleges is required unless the department Chair and/or Dean certifies that all departmental/college travel funds have been exhausted; the Supplemental Travel Funds will match a department/college contribution up to $500. It is expected that 30-40 junior faculty travel awards will be made during the calendar year with three (3) submission deadlines/cycles.