Call for Applications: 2014 CCCC Graduate Student Travel Grants

The Writing Program Administrators Graduate Student Organization (WPA-GO) & the Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) are pleased to offer at least six travel grants of $100 each (plus admission to the CWPA Breakfast at CCCC) to current graduate students presenting at or in association with the 2014 Conference on College Composition & Communication, to be held March 19-22 in Indianapolis, IN.


Eligibility & Special Considerations:

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • be current graduate students enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program at an accredited institution;
  • be members of the Council of Writing Program Administrators by January 15, 2014. (For information about how to join CWPA, go to;
  • not have received a WPA-GO CCCC’s travel grant in the previous year;
  • be presenting (at) or facilitating one of the following:
    • CCCC Annual Convention Session or Workshop, Research Network Forum, or Computer Connection Short Presentation or Workshop;
    • ATTW Conference Panel Presentation, Poster Presentation, Workshop, or Research Methods Workshop;
    • IWCA Collaborative Workshop, Roundtable, Writing Circle, Fishbowl Conversation, Round Robin Discussion, or Works-in-Progress Workshop.

Special consideration will be given to first-time attendees, applicants in greatest need of financial support, & at least one applicant whose letter of application meets the criteria below while also showing relevance to the 2014 CCCC theme, “Open Source(s), Access, Futures.”


Deadline, Submission Procedure, & Application Materials:

Travel grant applications are due by January 15, 2014. Applicants should email the following documents in a single PDF file attachment to with the subject “2014 CCCC Travel Grant Application”:

  1. Cover page with applicant’s name, institution, phone number, email, & 2014 presentation or workshop title. Indicate whether this is the first time you have attended CCCC, whether you have received a WPA-GO Travel Grant in the past, & whether you have received or expect to receive other sources of funding.
  2. One-page letter of application explaining (a) your investment in writing program administration, (b) how your participation will impact your scholarly & professional development, & (c) how your presentation/facilitation contributes to the field of writing program administration. Do not include identifying information in your letter of application (e.g. your name, advisor, program, institution, etc.).
  3. Copy of your 2014 proposal as submitted for acceptance. (If you are presenting/facilitating with a group, please be sure that you have indicated the portion of the proposal that represents your participation.)

Recipients will be notified by March 1 & will receive a check & certificate of recognition during the CWPA Breakfast at CCCC. Email any questions to