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New travel grants program facilitates public service and national engagement opportunities for faculty members

A new grants program sponsored by the Provost’s Office aims to help faculty share their expertise with elected officials and federal agencies in service of our nation.

The National Service and Engagement Faculty Travel Grants Program, a partnership between the Provost’s Office and the university’s Office of Government Relations, offers support to faculty for service and engagement at the national level where travel funding is not otherwise provided. Supported activities include providing congressional testimony, national leadership service or involvement in federal advisory committees. 

“Public universities exist to serve the public good, and this program signals the University of Georgia’s commitment to applying the research-based expertise of our faculty to benefit our nation,” said S. Jack Hu, the university’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.

To apply for a National Service and Engagement Faculty Travel Grant, visit

“We’re grateful for the opportunity to partner more frequently with our faculty members to build UGA’s presence in our nation’s capital and share their expertise with leaders across the nation,” said Carly McCallie, director of federal relations. “This new grant program will allow faculty to play a greater role in advising policymakers to solve the world’s grand challenges.”

More information about the National Service and Engagement Faculty Travel Grant Program is available at