The applicant may request funds for domestic and foreign travel if allowed by the sponsor. The type and extent of travel should be clearly related to specific objectives of the project, and details should be presented in the Budget Justification. The State of Texas and the UT System have set maximum meal and lodging rates, established rental car agreements, and contracted for reduced airline fares. The rates are found in the latest UTA Traveler's Aid and in various memoranda of the UTA Business Office Travel Section. It is best to contact them for current rates and travel requirements when making travel estimates. Allowances for meals and lodging outside the continental U.S.are determined by the Department of Defense Joint Travel Regulations for Civilian Personnel, Appendix A. Again, this publication is available in the Travel Section of the Business Office for estimating foreign travel.
Empowering energy consumers
A recent computer science and engineering Ph.D. graduate is developing a sensor and monitoring system to put consumers in charge of their energy, gas, and water use.