Faculty Grant Writing Coaching Groups: FAQs

When is the workshop?

July 25-26, 2019

Where is it taking place?

The Hartford Marriott and Hartford Convention Center

How can I sign up to participate?

I am interested in participating!

What time does the program begin?

July 25, 2019 at 5:30 PM

Who makes the travel arrangements?

You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements.  The Leadership Alliance will reimburse you after the workshop is complete.  All participants should seek the most cost-effective mode of transportation and book travel early to obtain best fares/rates.  All travel must be booked by July 5.*

How do I make my hotel reservation?

The Leadership Alliance will pay for one night (July 25) room and tax only at the Hartford Marriot.  Guests can make their room reservation by clicking on the following link:  Hotel Reservation Link

What airport should I fly into?

Bradley Airport (BDL)


Amtrak does service the Hartford, CT area.  There is a free shuttle that loops the city making stops at the train station and the Marriott.  More information about Dash

How far is the airport from the hotel?

It is about 30-45 minutes from the hotel depending on traffic.

How do I get to the hotel from the airport?

We recommend that you utilize the following services:

Will the Leadership Alliance reimburse me?

Individual – travel reimbursement requests should be submitted via email to the Executive Office by September 30, 2019, to ensure payment.  (Send to Attn:  Maria DoVale, Maria_DoVale@brown.edu)

Also, the accounting department requires everyone to complete the supplier/vendor form via this secure link.  Not covered are any meals, early boarding, luggage or trip insurance fees.  Travelers should email Maria_DoVale@brown.edu their scanned original travel receipts by September 30.  The Alliance is unable to reimburse expenses without a receipt.  Credit card statements may not be submitted in lieu of lost receipts.*

What is the reimbursement policy?*

More information


If you have a more specific question(s) you may contact Maria DoVale via email, Maria_DoVale@brown.edu.