Faculty Awards


Florida State University

Winthrop-King Memorial Fund





AIM: The purpose of these awards is to support the efforts of faculty involved in active research. They may be used for research-related travel or for conference participation. Evidence of sustained scholarly research and publication will be a factor in determining the bestowal and the amount of the award.

Please note that effective Fall 2016, your Winthrop-King application will not be considered unless you have exhausted all other funds available to you for travel (Department, Provost, etc.)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: All eligible faculty are expected to apply and use other Travel Grants available to them first if they wish to attend a national or international conference. The Winthrop-King Grant can then be used to supplement either a Provost's Travel Grant or a departmental grant. For example, if awarded both a Winthrop-King Grant and a Provost's Travel Grant, the applicant will be expected to draw first in full on the Provost's Grant, to be supplemented by Winthrop-King funding up to a total grant level not exceeding the total approved travel expenditures applied for. In the first round of funding (October), applications are considered for travel in the fall and spring semesters. In the second round of funding (February), applications are considered for travel in the spring and summer semesters. Faculty will be notified of the outcome of their applications during the two weeks following the deadline for applications.



October 7, 2016 for travel in the fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters.

February 7, 2017 for travel in the spring 2017 and summer 2017 semesters.


Applications may be made while awaiting acceptance of a conference paper proposal; if funding is awarded, this will be conditional upon receipt of documentation showing acceptance of your paper for inclusion in the conference program.


AWARD AMOUNTS: No faculty member will be awarded more than $600 for national conferences, and no more than $800 for conferences held outside the United States (fall 2016 and spring 2017 funding rounds combined). Priority will normally be given to untenured faculty members.