October 29, 2014
SEC Announces 2014-15 Faculty Travel Grant Program Participants
By: Bryant Welbourne
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)
Faculty members from Southeastern Conference universities are set to take part in the 2014-15 SEC Faculty Travel Grant Program. In its third year, the program provides support for selected faculty members to collaborate with colleagues at other SEC member institutions.
“My trip to Vanderbilt University was very successful and has already led to additional collaborative efforts,” said Dr. Douglas Pittman, an Associate Professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of South Carolina and a 2013-14 program participant.
The goal of the program is to stimulate scholarly initiatives between SEC universities by encouraging SEC faculty to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals and conduct research in their areas of interest.
“I would highly recommend this program to any faculty member willing to take time from his or her schedule and collaborate with another SEC university,” said Pittman.
More than 100 participants from all 14 SEC universities will travel throughout the academic year, and every SEC campus will host a participant. Disciplines represented this year include public administration, veterinary medicine, and sociology among others.
The SEC Faculty Travel Grant Program is part of the SECU academic initiative that works to promote and advance the academic achievements of SEC universities.
Click here for a full list of 2014-15 SEC Faculty Travel Grant Program participants.