O'Leary Grants for Faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences

The College may restrict support for international travel if public health conditions warrant. 

The purpose of the O’Leary international travel grant program is to encourage wide participation among Arts and Sciences faculty in activities that increase international engagement. To this end, O’Leary grants provide financial support for faculty who travel abroad to participate in scholarly activity and/or professional development. The grant program supports the faculty’s educational aptitude and professional development and raises Le Moyne’s profile internationally.

The program is administered by the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and funded by a gift from the estate of Dr. Harriet L. O’Leary, former professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures. The program’s guidelines will be reviewed periodically and revised as appropriate. Questions about this program should be directed to Dr. Dixie Blackley, Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, at black_d@lemoyne.edu.

Eligible Activities

Grants are awarded to help defray the costs of traveling abroad for academic purposes. These academic purposes include: scholarship (conference participation and/or attendance); research or creative arts projects (in progress and/or in a new area); and teaching (professional development, workshops, seminars, conference participation and/or attendance).

Eligible Applicants

Any faculty member within the College of Arts & Sciences who is tenured, on a tenure track, a professor of practice, or administrative faculty is eligible to apply for a grant under this program. Eligible faculty members will receive an application with the email message inviting them to apply for a travel grant. Applications of faculty members on or due for sabbatical leave are considered in the same way as those of other applicants.

Application Process

The review committee will consider applications twice per cycle, in March (first round) and October (second round). Eligible applicants may submit one application per round and receive only one award per cycle. The review committee includes the Dean and/or Associate Dean and one member from each of the four disciplinary areas: humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and visual and performing arts. No member of the review committee will have an application in the pool under consideration. A full application consists of a completed application form together with all supporting material requested on the form.

International Travel during COVID-19

Grant recipients must adhere to all Le Moyne College policies and to all policies and/or protocols specified by government officials within the U.S. and abroad. College policy allows reimbursement for international travel by fully vaccinated* faculty members and requires adherence to CDC guidelines (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel-during-covid19.html). Please note that expenses related to COVID-19 testing, quarantine, and/or isolation are not reimbursable.

* Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their final dose schedule of an FDA-approved vaccine, i.e., two weeks after receiving the second dose in a two-dose series (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or two weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson). In addition, all faculty, staff and administrators are strongly encouraged to get their booster shot once they are eligible.

Schedule for Round #1 of the 2023-24 Award Cycle

  • Applications are due by March 24, 2023
  • Notifications are distributed by April 21, 2023