W-106 Travel Funding: Instructions & Forms

Jun 04, 2013 Debra Cheung

Principal investigators that participate in multistate activities may be eligible for W-106 travel funding to attend meetings.  Please review Attachment A, below, to determine eligibility.

Funding is limited, so prioritization is applied when granting approval.  Also, funding is generally granted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To apply for W-106 funds, please complete the following application package: 

Attachment A – Multistate Activities / Eligibility List

Multistate activities eligible for W-106 funding

Coordinating Committees (NCCC, SCC, WCC, NECC) – Activities that provide a mechanism for addressing critical regional issues where multistate coordination or information exchange is appropriate within a function (i.e. research, education or extension), has expected outcomes, conveys knowledge, and is peer-reviewed.

Education/Extension and Research Activity (NCERA, SERA, WERA, NEERA)– Activities that serve to integrate education (academic and/or extension) and research on a particular topic where multistate coordination or information-exchange is appropriate, has expected outcomes, conveys knowledge, and is peer reviewed.

Development Committee (NCDC, SDC, WDC, NEDC) – Committees of duration less than two years for the purpose of developing a Multistate Activity that has the expected outcome of a full proposal for a particular Multistate Activity, and is peer reviewed.

Advisory Committee (NCAC, SAC, WAC, NEAC) – Committees of department chairs/heads from a particular discipline that exchange information and serve a multistate administrative function through review of multistate activities, but are not peer reviewed.

500 Series Project (NC-5xx, S-5xx, W-5xx, NE-5xx) – Committees formed, for a maximum of two years, to provide a mechanism for response to acute crises, emergencies, and opportunities using the multistate research approach.  Activities may range from formally organized research on targeted objectives to very informal research coordination or information-exchange activity, depending on the circumstances, and will have expected outcomes, convey knowledge, and are peer-reviewed.

Multistate activities that may be eligible on a case-by-case basis for W-106 funding

National Research Support Project (NRSP) – Activities that focuses on the development of enabling technologies, support activities (such as to collect, assemble, store, and distribute materials, resources and information), or the sharing of facilities needed to accomplish high priority research, but which is not of itself primarily research, not funded through off-the-top Multistate Research Hatch appropriations, and not peer reviewed.

Multistate activities that are not eligible for W-106 funding

Multistate Research Project (NC, S, W, NE) – Projects that involve integrated, potentially interdisciplinary, and multistate activities, have expected outcomes, including original research results, convey knowledge, and are peer reviewed.

***PLEASE NOTE*** W-106 travel funds are intended to be used for multistate activities other than those associated with Hatch/Multistate projects, which receive federal formula funding on an annual basis.

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