There might be specific sponsor requirements that need to be adhered to when traveling on Research Foundation (RF) funds. Our Travel staff is available for assistance and can answer your questions. Consultation with Sponsored Projects Services may be needed.
Personal funds may be used for any allowable travel expense. Be sure to complete the appropriate form to obtain reimbursement.
A travel advance can be requested when travel expenses have already been paid. Check with your department to be sure you are allowed to request a travel advance. If the trip is cancelled, the traveler will be responsible for paying back the advance.
The Procurement Card is an efficient and cost-effective method of purchasing and payment for small-dollar purchases.
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* PCard can be used for conference registration fees only, not travel costs.
UB has a program with American Express which allows airfare expenses to be billed directly to your Research Foundation award.
Some travel expenses are not reimburseable. See examples of non-reimburseable expenses.
Make photocopies of all your travel documents in case of emergency or if your documents are lost or stolen, such as:
• Passport ID page
• Foreign visa
• Hotel confirmation
• Airline ticket
• Driver's license
When the employee is:
• Engaged in official university
• At a distance of more than 35 miles from the designated official station and place of residence