Seminar Enhancement Funding

The Office of the Provost has set aside a limited amount of funds which may be used for field trips, outside speakers, and special events. Requests for seminar enhancement must be submitted via this online form. Funding is available on a first come, first served basis.

Field Trips

All field trips for which you want support from our office must be approved beforehand. All students are required to participate in the field trip. A trip itinerary and waiver forms must be submitted no later than two weeks after the seminar start date. Appropriate transportation for your trip, NJ Transit tickets or a bus, will be arranged. Instructors will also be reimbursed for admission fees/tickets and for reasonable food requests depending on the duration of the trip.

Outside Speakers

Our office will pay up to $250 toward a speaker’s fee. For payment of speakers and honoraria, the name, contact information, and social security number of speaker; date of speaking engagement; course information including the course name, date, time, and location; expectations of the speaker, such as name of speech or topic discussed, question and answer, discussion, book signing, etc.; and the agreed upon cost of speaker, invoice, and W9 form are needed.


Funding for refreshments is only available for public presentations to the Rutgers community. A copy of the event flyer and a completed business purpose form must be submitted to our office for approval at least two weeks prior to the event. Once the request is reviewed and approved, Senior Program Coordinator James Register will work with the instructor on making all necessary arrangements.