Call for Applications: 2014 CWPA 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 to current graduate students presenting at the 2014 Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, to be held July 17-20 in Normal, IL.

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 July 1, 2014;
    (For information about how to join CWPA, go to http://wpacouncil.org/join-renew);

  • not have received a WPA-GO CWPA travel grant in the previous year;

  • be presenting at the 2014 CWPA Conference &/or in the Research/Writing Group (RWG) sessions on Thursday, July 17, from 1-4pm (for more info, visit: http://wpacouncil.org/node/4788).
  • Special consideration will be given to first-time attendees, applicants in greatest need of financial support, & letters of application that show relevance to the 2014 CWPA theme, “The WPA as Worker.” At least one travel grant will be awarded to a graduate student presenting in RWG @ CWPA.

    Deadline, Submission Procedure, & Application Materials:

    Travel grant applications are due by Sunday, June 1, 2014. Applicants should email the following documents in a single Word file attachment to wpago1@gmail.com with the subject “2014 CWPA Travel Grant Application”:

  • Cover page with applicant’s name, institution, phone number, email, & 2014 presentation title. Indicate whether this is the first time you have attended CWPA, whether you have received a WPA-GO Travel Grant in the past, & whether you have received or expect to receive other sources of funding.

  • 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 contributes to the field of writing program administration. If presenting in RWG @ CWPA, discuss your work-in-progress presentation in place of or in addition to your CWPA Conference presentation in relation to (b) & (c) above. Do not include identifying information in your letter of application (e.g. your name, advisor, program, institution, etc.).
  • Copy of your 2014 proposal as submitted for acceptance. If presenting with a group, indicate the portion of the proposal that represents your participation. If presenting in RWG @ CWPA, include your 150-word work-in-progress description.
  • Recipients will be notified by July 1 & will receive a check & certificate of recognition during the CWPA Conference. Email any questions to wpago1@gmail.com.