Faculty Research Travel

Long-term International Faculty Research Travel


This policy applies to faculty traveling abroad on long-term research projects. Faculty traveling abroad on long-term research projects will be reimbursed at a per diem rate for lodging, meals and incidentals. The current per diem rate is $100 per day. The per diem rate does not include transportation. This policy does not apply to foreign travel for conferences.

All travel reimbursement must be approved by an authorized individual other than the traveler and include original receipts. If travel expenses are to be charged to a grant or contract provided by a sponsor external to the College, the reimbursement must also be approved by the Associate Controller of Sponsored Research and the requirements of the sponsor prevail if they are more restrictive than the College's travel policies.


To request a reimbursement, go to Workday in MyWellesley. Open the Expenses worklet, and click Create Expense Report. Detailed instructions are on the Workday Finance website (on-campus access or through VPN). Attach original receipts for all items. For per diem, if you’re missing receipts, upload a document that shows that you were at the destination during the travel period. Enter the per diem amount for reimbursement, and enter any notes about the total cost, or anything else you would like the approver to know, in the Memo field. 

Please allow 7-10 business days for processing. See Travel Policy for provisions of all expenses other than meals and incidentals.