Conference Chair:
Joseph Janangelo

For program, workshop, or institute questions:
Linda-Adler Kassner

For local arrangements questions:
Tim Gustafson

For more information about the WPA:
WPA Home

2009 WPA Local Hosts:

U of M - Twin Cities
Dept. of Writing Studies
MnSCU -
Minnesota State
Colleges & Universities
College of Liberal Arts Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Minority Workshop Grant

The WPA Fund for the Support of Minority Writing Program Administrators Summer Workshop Grants

Deadline: April 15, 2009

Purpose

The WPA Fund for the Support of Minority Writing Program Administrators provides financial support to writing program administrators who are members of underrepresented minorities to attend the WPA Summer Workshop. These groups include African Americans, Asian Americans, Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans and other Latino and Latina Americans, and Native Americans. Involvement in and contributions to the work of writing program administration by members of these groups is critically important to our profession.

Grant Amounts and Deadline for Applications: The Council provides up to 3 grants of $500 each, which covers most of the cost of tuition and meals for the recipients for 5 days. Applications are due on April 15, 2009. Recipients will be notified by May 1, 2009.

Criteria for Selection

The WPA Grants Committee considers the following in awarding the WPA Fund for the Support of Minority Writing Program Administrators Summer Workshop Grants: financial need; willingness of the applicant's institution to recognize and provide additional support (travel, remaining workshop costs, etc.) in recognition of the usefulness of the candidate's participation to his or her campus; centrality of the workshop experience to the applicant's current or desired position; and prior experience as a WPA (those with less experience are given higher priority). All new and future WPAs, including non-tenure-track and part-time faculty as well as graduate students, are welcome to apply.

To Apply

Please download and complete the Minority Grant application (DOC) form and email it to Barbara L'Eplattenier, President CWPA. Please also include a CV. Application materials will then be forwarded to the Committee for review.