Multicultural Travel funds are a supplemental resource to provide financial assistance for Calvin faculty and staff conference travel. Such conferences provide Calvin employees substantial tools and educational opportunities that aid in professional development and amplify success in their positions.
If an individual would like to attend a particular conference and needs additional funds, these funds may supplement their department resources. The maximum amount of funds awarded to any department in a given year is $750. (A brief report on your conference experience is expected upon your return.)
These funds are intended not only to provide educational opportunities but also to build global connections with conference attendees and presenters. These connections will be crucial to the future of the College; a facilitator at a conference may be an ideal presenter for an event here at Calvin College. Funded individuals are asked to take note of facilitators and sessions that may become a valuable resource in the future for engaging others throughout Calvin's campus and our community.
All academic departments on campus are eligible for Multicultural Travel funding. Any individual applying for Multicultural Travel funds is required to have "departmental sponsorship" in support of conference attendance.