Faculty Travel Support Program

Dear Finance Colleagues,

On Monday of this week Debra Satz sent the email below to Department Chairs regarding the update on the Faculty Travel Support Program.  A memo communicating the amount your department will receive in FY23, has been placed in your non-salary/budget folder in the finance repository.  In the coming weeks, your finance liaison will connect with you to ask which PTA will receive the funds.  For FY24 and beyond the amount will be joined with the annual HSDO funding allocation and will receive non-salary cost rise.


Blake Grenier

Associate Director of Finance

The School of Humanities and Sciences

From: Janeen Giusti <janeen [at] stanford.edu> On Behalf Of dsatz [at] stanford.edu
Sent: Monday, October 10, 2022 8:08 AM
To: hs-chairs-only [at] lists.stanford.edu
Cc: Jim Henry <vanhenry [at] stanford.edu>; Blake Grenier <bgrenier [at] stanford.edu>; Janeen Giusti <janeen [at] stanford.edu>
Subject: Update on Faculty Travel Support Program

Dear Department Chairs,


As you will recall, the faculty travel support program was frozen as part of the AY 2020/21 budget cuts.  As the school’s finances recover, I’m writing to announce the replacement of this program, which was significantly undersubscribed and administratively burdensome, with a new program that will provide additional flexibility and streamline administration.


Beginning in AY 2022/23, the Dean’s Office will increase your department’s base (ongoing) funding by the largest single year amount actually used in the four “normal” years preceding the pandemic and budget freeze.  This funding is unrestricted – you may continue supporting faculty travel or redeploy the funding in a way that supports top departmental needs.  


The Dean’s Office Finance liaison will reach out to your DFO on the accounting details of this funding transfer.



Debra Satz

Vernon R. & Lysbeth Warren Anderson Dean of the School of Humanities & Sciences
Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society, Professor of Philosophy and, by courtesy, Political Science