HTI Networking Component

HTI Networking Component

Congratulations HTI Scholar, you now have funds available for networking opportunities!  During the COVID19 crisis, dissertation scholars have up to $1,000 available, and pre-dissertation scholars have up to $750. These funds can be used to help you establish contacts outside of your particular academic, denominational, and research circles.  To request the use of these funds you must fill out a Networking Funds Request Form at least a month prior to the date of the event.  HTI Assistant Director, Angela Schoepf, will review, and approve your request.  Once approved you can begin to expend the funds, and before doing so please familiarize yourself with HTI Expense Guidelines to secure a total reimbursement of your request. Once you have incurred all of the expenses, email to angela.schoepf@ptsem.edu the T-5 Reimbursement with electronic receipts within two weeks of the event. To make sure your request is not delayed, please submit all the documents as a single pdf file making sure that the name of the file is your last name, first name, and date of the request.

Networking funds can be used for:

  • Attendance to academic functions, such as the annual meetings of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature, including membership and registration.
  • Editorial assistance for a paper and/or lecture, maximum distribution is $200.
  • Attendance to any event or activity that will help you advance your doctoral studies.
  • During the COVID19 crisis, HTI has allowed the use of networking funds for books, an online class, conferences, memberships to organizations, and technology equipment that will support your studies.

Funds cannot be used for:

  • Personal phone calls or any calls not related to HTI business
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gasoline (Mileage will be reimbursed at the standard mileage rate established by the Internal Revenue Service)
  • Supplies

If you require clarification regarding the usage of networking please contact us.

Request for the usage of networking funds must be made no later than April 15th. Reimbursements will not be processed after May 15th.

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