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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Conference Travel – MODIFIED

Because conference travel has been suspended due to COVID-19, the OVCRGE will provide monies to cover registration for conference meetings held virtually.

Criteria for applying:

1) eligible for tenure track and tenured faculty and permanent PIs.

2) can request registration fees to attend one virtual conference/year up to $500.00.

3) must present at conference (talk, poster, session leader or discussant).

4) request must occur before the meeting takes place and provide a receipt and proof of participation.

For questions regarding conference travel contact Vielska Brautigam at


All university-sponsored domestic travel is cancelled indefinitely, with limited exceptions from academic deans or vice chancellors. People who travel regularly as part of their job (such as Extension workers covering several counties) will typically continue to do so, but should check with their deans or other unit directors.

We strongly advise you to reconsider non-essential personal travel, including travel over Spring Break. Documented cases are growing rapidly both domestically and internationally. You may face a higher risk of infection, significant delays returning, and/or the requirement to self-isolate upon your return, all of which could significantly impact your professional and personal obligations at great individual expense.

All campus community members should be aware that if you travel, you may be required to self-isolate for 14 days depending on where you’re traveling to and from, even if you do not exhibit symptoms.

You can view a list of currently impacted areas that require a self-quarantine here: