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RF Travel Policy

The Research Foundation’s Travel Policy   governs travel associated with sponsored projects.

Research travel and related expenses must comply with all applicable aspects of the RF Travel Handbook, federal regulations and sponsor regulations. 

Travelers must be aware of the constraints imposed by the Fly America Act which requires the use of American carriers except under very strict circumstances.

Use of Research Foundation Funds for Research Travel 

Travel must be: 
Necessary to perform a valid research purpose.

Reasonable in that the expense is not extreme or excessive and reflects a prudent
decision to incur the expense consistent with the research purpose. Relevant factors to take into account:

      • purpose,
      • context,
      • source of funds, and
      • the circumstances surrounding the expenditure

Appropriate in that the expense must be consistent with the research need or purpose

Procurement: Travel Expenses, Advances and Reimbursement Resources


Citibank Central Travel Account (CTA) 

Procurement Office’s Travel Policies