Travel Reimbursements

Required Forms

UC Davis requires all travelers to fill out the following forms for reimbursement of travel expenses:

   You must complete this form if you:

   Please consult the instructions below and FAQs.

If you are a foreign traveler, please consult additional instructions.

General Instructions

All travel expenses are subject to NSF and UC Davis limits and rules. 

1. Transportation

The following expenses are reimburseable:

  You MUST use a U.S. air carrier or an air carrier with a code share with a U.S. carrier. See Foreign Travelers for more information.

2. Meals & Incidental Expenses (M&IE)

You cannot claim reimbursement for:

You can claim reimbursement for meals on travel days.

You MUST submit receipts for ALL meals. Receipts may be scanned or photographed.

Meal reimbursement cap is set at $62 per day per UC Davis policy. We are unable to provide reimbursement above this amount except for foreign travel.

3. Total Expenses

You MUST total all of your travel expenses.

If you have received a travel support offer letter, you cannot claim reimbursement for more than othe amount offered. If your total expenses are more than your offer, please write clearly on the form: TOTAL CLAIMED: $[offer amount].

4. Signature

You MUST provide an actual (wet) signature.  Photographed signatures are NOT accepted. A scan of your hand signed form or a digital signature is acceptable.

5. Receipts

You must submit receipts for the following:

Please always submit receipts when you can for all expenses. Missing receipts will generate extra paperwork for your signature.

6. Submitting

Name all files with your last name first e.g. Best practice is to send these in a zipped folder with, again, with your last name first.

Travel Forms and receipts maybe submitted by:


FAX: 530.725.0951


Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics
U.C. Davis
One Shields Avenue
2119 Earth and Physical Sciences Building
Davis, California 95616
Attention: Travel Reimbursement

7. Foreign Travelers

If you are traveling to ir from a country outside the US, please see additional instructions for Foreign Travelers.

8. Approval

A completed travel reimbursement page with expenses will be sent for your final approval.

For other questions, please see FAQs and UC Davis Travel and Entertainment policy. [link]

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