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Click here to apply for Spring 2019 PDAC professional travel funding.
Please review the PDAC guidelines for Professional Travel 2018-2019 before completing.
Applications received after October 17, 2018 will be considered for spring 2019 awards. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as applications are reviewed in the order they are received. Any applications received after all available funds have been awarded will be wait listed. As PDAC awards are limited to $450, if your anticipated travel expenses exceed this amount, you are encouraged to pursue other sources such as travel funds available through your dean’s office, grant funding, etc. Please do not apply to have the same expense reimbursed twice through these independent sources of travel funds!
Since fall 2017 PDAC funding has been generously supported by the City Tech Foundation. A commitment to spring 2019 funding is pending.

Prior to travel

Please complete the Professional Travel Request form which follows. All professional travel must have the prior approval of your chair/supervisor.

Documents Needed for Reimbursement:

Within 15 days of returning from travel or receiving your PDAC travel funds award letter, whichever is later, but ALWAYS before June 30, 2019:

Email to your Dean’s Office as a single pdf file, your reimbursement package which includes in the following order:

  1. Expense Reimbursement form
  2. PDAC award letter
  3. Professional Travel Request form
  4. Abstract in the PDAC abstract template format
  5. Original receipts showing a zero balance and billed to you if a major expense such as hotel, transportation or conference registration.
  6. Supporting conference/workshop documentation which includes the dates and location of the conference and your name in the conference agenda if presenting or chairing a session.

Reimbursement Process

The Dean’s Office verifies that the application is complete and within travel reimbursement guidelines, then forwards to the Associate Provost, who submits your reimbursement request to the City Tech Foundation. Failure to submit your reimbursement request in a timely fashion may result in loss of funding.

Once processed, you will receive an email confirmation and should pick up your reimbursement check at the City Tech Foundation Office, 16 Court Street, Suite 600, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.


Note: On occasion, faculty members apply for PDAC funding for two or more trips in a semester, which are reviewed and approved by PDAC. Typically an award letter is issued for the earlier trip, so that reimbursement occurs as soon as possible. Any funds not used on the first trip may be reallocated to the second trip. Please contact AP Pamela Brown if you wish to apply unused funds to a second trip, pbrown@citytech.cuny.edu.


Professional travel reimbursements for travel funded through the Dean’s Office are tax levy funds and processed through CUNYfirst. A module for reimbursement for travel is included in CUNYfirst but is only added to your roles upon request. If you do not have access to the Financial Chain / Travel and Expense module please complete the employee information, sign and send the entire CUNYfirst Travel and Expense access form to Namm 320, pbrown@citytech.cuny.edu. The form can be found at http://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/CIS/security/cunyfirst/Travel-Expense_Security_Access_Form-revised-11-18-14.pdf

After Travel

  • If you received funding through the dean’s office apply for reimbursement in CUNYfirst following the instructions, “5 Steps to Enter Your Expenses.Attach receipts for expenses not covered by other sources and documentation to verify the dates and location of the conference/workshop. It is suggested that you arrange any paper receipts on 8″ × 11″ paper and scan before attaching to the Expense Report.

If you decide not to travel, please cancel your Travel Authorization  and email your school’s email address, subject: CANCEL so that the funds can be reallocated to other faculty members.

Travel Funds Documents

Updated as of 11/07/2016