University of Minnesota
literacy & rhetorical studies
center for writing
writing.umn.edu


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Graduate Student Travel Grant

Deadline: Applications taken any time up to Monday, March 19, 2018
Notification: Monday, April 9, 2018 (or sooner for earlier applications)

The Center for Writing offers the LRS Minor Graduate Student Travel Grant to fund travel expenses incurred by students currently enrolled in the Graduate Minor in Literacy and Rhetorical Studies who have presented or will present at academic conferences. Preference will be given to presentations and conferences related to literacy, writing pedagogy, composition theory and practice, and interdisciplinary topics related to the Minor.

Travel Grant Application

Eligibility: Applicants must be accepted in the LRS Minor, and be making timely progress toward completing their Minor requirements. Eligible travel expenses must be for conferences that take place between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. New University policies require that travel reimbursement be done within 60 days of departure, so applications should be submitted before or immediately after travel. Students who have received this award in the past are not eligible for it again.

Application Procedure: Please submit the following:

  1. Application form (.pdf) (.doc)
  2. Short proposal (1–2 pages single-spaced, maximum) in which you provide the title and a description of your paper, explain how the paper and conference relate to your work in the LRS Minor, and describe how attending the conference will contribute toward your career goals.
  3. CV
  4. Copy of either your letter of acceptance by the conference committee or the page listing your presentation in the conference program.

Amount: Up to $300 allowable travel expenses (conference registration, airfare, hotel, transportation, and meals).

Information on applying for the Graduate Minor in LRS.


Dissertation/Masters Project Summer Fellowship

Deadline: Monday, March 19, 2018
Notification: Monday, April 9, 2018
The Center for Writing offers the LRS Minor Dissertation/Master’s Project Summer Fellowship to support graduate students doing research and writing related to their work in the LRS Minor.

Summer Fellowship Application

Eligibility: Applicants must be accepted in the LRS Minor, and be making timely progress toward completing their Minor requirements. For PhD students, the fellowship supports dissertations. For Master’s students, the fellowship supports preparing a thesis or MFA final portfolio. Students who have received this award in the past are not eligible for it again. Recipients will be asked to provide evidence of the success of the project at the end of the summer; in most cases, this will be the proposed thesis or dissertation chapter.

Amount: A stipend of $1500 for Summer 2018
Application Procedure: Please submit the following:

  1. Application form (.pdf) (.doc)
  2. A proposal narrative of no more than two single-spaced pages in which you describe your research project in general and explain which part of it you expect to complete during the summer. Please indicate how your project is related to the your work in the LRS Minor.
  3. CV
  4. Two letters of recommendation from faculty, one of which should be from your advisor. Both letters should address the general quality of your academic work, the quality of your proposal, and the likelihood of your completing the proposed work by the end of the summer.

Information on applying for the Graduate Minor in LRS.

Each grant can be received only once per person.