Deadline Extended--WPA-GO Travel Awards Call Now 2/13

Good news! We are now able to accept submissions for the WPA-GO Travel Grants for CCCC until next Friday, February 13th. The deadline has been extended from the original date of February 6th. If you are a graduate student presenting at CCCC or any of the related forums, please submit a proposal to WPA-GO. We are making several awards, and the process is pretty straightforward so there is still time. Details are below. Advisors--please alert your student advisees.

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The Writing Program Administrators Graduate Student Organization (WPA-GO) and the Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) are pleased to offer several travel grants of $100-200 each (plus admission to the CWPA Breakfast at CCCCs) to current graduate students presenting at or in association with the 2015 Conference on College Composition and Communication, to be held March 18-21 in Tampa, Florida.

Eligibility & Special Considerations

To be eligible, 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 February 13, 2015. (For information about how to join CWPA, go to http://wpacouncil.org/join-renew.);

  • Not have received a WPA-GO CCCCs travel grant in the previous year;

  • Be presenting at or facilitating one of the following:

    • CCCC Annual Convention Session or Workshop, Research Network Forum, Qualitative Research Forum, or Computer Connection Short Presentation or Workshop;

    • ATTW Conference Panel or 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, and those whose applications relate to the 2015 CCCC theme, “Risk and Reward.” We encourage institutional, topical, and demographic diversity, and invite all who are eligible to apply.

Deadline, Submission Procedure, & Application Materials
Travel grant applications are due by February 13, 2015 (new date). Applicants should email the following documents in a single PDF file attachment to wpago1@gmail.com with the subject “2015 CCCC Travel Grant Application”:

  1. Cover page with applicant’s name, institution, phone number, email, and 2015 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, and 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 in this conference will impact your scholarly & professional development, and (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).
  3. Copy of your 2015 proposal as submitted for acceptance. If you are presenting with a group, indicate which portion of the proposal represents your participation.

Recipients will be notified by March 1 and will receive a check and certificate of recognition during the CWPA Breakfast at CCCCs. Please email any questions to Travel Award Committee Chairs Heather Stone (heather.stone@utah.edu) or Matthew Tougas (mtouga1@lsu.edu).

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