Faculty Travel Award Application

MBI Reimbursement Policy: The applicant’s department will handle their travel authorization and pay initially. Once the travel and related expense report is completed, the department will send a copy of the expense report to the MBI. We will then process an E2E (expense transfer) moving the expenses to our general revenue and off their accounts, up to the approved amount of the award.


Faculty travel awards provided by the McKnight Brain Institute (MBI) cover travel expenses to attend nationally and internationally visible, brain or neuroscience-related conferences with a specific purpose of presenting research findings for oral platform presentations or posters with a press conference. Applicant must be the presenting author on an accepted abstract for neuroscience research performed at UF. Applications must be submitted by 3 weeks prior since support from the MBI should be acknowledged at the time of presentation and on all related materials.

Covered expenses can include registration, airfare, lodging, parking, taxi and tolls not to exceed a total of $3,000 over a 3 year period (July-June). Requests can be divided over multiple conferences.

We do not fund workshop attendance or presentations at workshops or similar events. Individuals who have received at least $10,000 in MBI funding within the past fiscal year are not eligible to apply for this award.