Minority WPA Summer Workshop Grants

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

NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2007 WORKSHOP GRANTS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 4TH

Purpose The WPA Fund for the Support of Minority Writing Program Administrators has as its purpose providing financial support to writing program administrators who are members of underrepresented minorities to attend the WPA Summer Workshop. The Council of Writing Program Administrators is committed to the professional development of all of its members, and is concerned that members of underrepresented minorities be encouraged to participate in the organization. These groups include African Americans, Asian Americans, Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans and other Latino and Latina Americans, and American Indians. 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 may submitted anytime after the summer conference call for proposals is issued, and are accepted up until April 15 of each year. Grant recipients are notified before April 30.

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 complete the attached application and email it to roses@purdue.edu It will be forwarded to the Grants Committee for review.

email questions: Shirley K Rose, President, Council of Writing Program Administrators roses@purdue.edu

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