The SEC Presidents and Chancellors approved the SEC Faculty Travel Program, as recommended by the SEC Provosts, in June 2012. The program consists of up to $10,000 in travel funds being provided by the SEC to each of its member universities each year. The most frequently asked administrative questions are answered below.

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Exception: At the home institution’s discretion, it is permissible for a travel award to be used for activities that do not occur on an SEC campus if those activities are the direct result of the on-campus collaboration. For example, after two faculty members collaborate on a research paper at an SEC university, they are invited to present their work at an academic conference. In this instance, it would be permissible to use any remaining funds to cover the expenses of presenting at the conference.