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Faculty Research and Travel Awards (2019-2020)

All faculty members in the Department of Anthropology are eligible to apply for a Faculty Research and Travel Award. Awards are intended for research expenses, research-related travel, or travel to conferences (including seminars, symposia, etc).

Faculty Research and Travel Awards have been allocated for 2019-2020.  The next deadline will be in October 2020.

Domestic Travel

Faculty must complete a Travel & Leave form for all business travel within the United States & Canada

Foreign Travel

As per SAP 21.01.03.M0.02,  all travel by university employees and students on university business must be approved in advance.  Submit a travel request in Concur (through SSO). Concur may prompt the traveler to complete additional required forms depending on the destination. Links to those forms will appear in Concur once the destination is selected.

Forms must be completed using the fillable pdf function, and not handwritten. If this paperwork is not completed prior to departure, individuals will not be reimbursed by Texas A&M University for expenses. Please contact the Liberal Arts business office if you have questions.

CISI Education Abroad Coverage

Texas A&M has contracted with CISI, a 24-hour travel and security assistance service for faculty, staff, and students who travel to international destinations on official university business or a Texas A&M sponsored trip. CISI manages a wide range of requests ranging from lost passports, physician referrals, and complex medical and security evacuations. For more information on additional coverage available to faculty and student travelers, please contact the Education Abroad Office at (979) 845-0544.



Internal Funding Opportunities

College of Liberal Arts International Travel Support Program (up to $1500)

College of Liberal Arts Seed Grant Program (up to $15,000)

Glasscock Center for Humanities Research (multiple grants)


Research Compliance

IRB approval is required for all research projects involving human subjects. For more information, please consult the Texas A&M Office for Research Compliance and Biosafety website.



Information for New Courses

Approving a New Course

Minimum Syllabus Requirements

Graduate Student Advising


The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies website contains a comprehensive list of forms relevant to graduate studies, including:


These are the most commonly used forms for MA and PhD students:

Departmental Forms

In addition to the OGAPS form, the Department of Anthropology uses the forms below as part of the assessment process. Please ensure that both forms are completed when any of your graduate students complete their MA or PhD degrees.

Graduate Defense Assessment

Anthropology Exit Questionnaire- to be filled out by graduate students after they take their final exam or upon graduation for undergraduates.


Evaluation and Professional Development

Department of Anthropology Annual Review Form

DOF Promotion and Tenure Guidelines

Department of Anthropology Faculty Evaluation Guidelines

College of Liberal Arts Faculty Evaluation Guidelines

University Statement on Academic Freedom, Responsibility, Tenure and Promotion

Appendix I – Examples of Criteria that May be Used in Evaluation of Faculty

Faculty Development Leave

Texas A&M University Faculty Development Leave Policy

College of Liberal Arts Faculty Leave Guideline