Call for Applications: Graduate Student Travel Grants for CCCC 2012

The Writing Program Administrators Graduate Student Organization (WPA-GO) and the Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) are pleased to announce seven travel grants for current graduate students presenting at the 2012 Conference on College Composition and Communication, to be held March 21-24 in St. Louis, MO. Presentations must be related to writing program administration (e.g., writing program/writing center theory and pedagogy, program assessment, WAC initiatives, etc.). Two presenters will be awarded $250.00 each, and five runners up will receive $100.00 each. Funding for these grants has been graciously provided by Bedford/St. Martin’s.


To be eligible to apply, applicants must be current graduate students enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program at an accredited institution, and they must be accepted as presenters at the 2012 CCCC Annual Convention. Additionally, they must be members of the Council of Writing Program Administrators. (For information about how to join CWPA, go to

Selection Committee:

Grant applications will be evaluated by members of the WPA Graduate Committee (WPA-GC).

Application Deadline and Timeline:

Travel grant applications are due by February 24, 2012. Winners will be notified by March 5, and they will receive a check and a certificate of recognition during the CWPA Breakfast at CCCC on March 22, 2012.

Application Materials and Procedure:

Travel Grant Applications should include the following in a single PDF file:
1.) Cover Page with applicant’s name, applicant’s institution, applicant’s phone number and email address, and title of the applicant’s 2012 CCCC presentation. Also, please indicate whether you have received other sources of funding for this conference. (Applicants who do not include information about funding will not be considered.) Please do not include identifying information on any materials other than the Cover Page.
2.) A one-page Cover Letter articulating your current interests and future goals related to WPA work as well as explaining how your presentation at CCCC will contribute to these interests and goals as well as the field.
3.) Copy of your 2012 CCCC Proposal as submitted to CCCC for acceptance.

Applications should be e-mailed as an attachment to with the subject “CCCC 2012 Travel Grant Application.” The committee will review only applications that are submitted under this subject line. Email any questions to