Summer Travel Grants
Travel Grants support trips that enhance the intellectual and personal growth of Horace Mann faculty members. The travel should have a connection to a teacher’s field of study or may involve the exploration of new areas of interest for the recipient. Full-time faculty members with at least seven years of service at Horace Mann School are eligible to apply for a Summer Travel Grant. Grants are awarded at the discretion of the Grants Committee based on evaluation of the proposals submitted each year. Funds support the awarding of twelve such grants. The Business Office requires that recipients submit receipts in support of the award. The grant amount is currently $4,000 and is treated as taxable income. The grant is intended to cover expenses specific to the employee and not the employee's spouse, children, or significant others. Where airline travel is necessary, the School will reimburse only economy class fare. While awardees often use Travel Grants in the summer, it is possible to pursue travel during other school vacation times. Travel Grant funds must be used between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
On their return, Travel Grant recipients will be required to share an aspect of what they learned during their time away. This can take the form of a presentation to faculty and/or staff or a contribution to a curricular unit.