Academic journal article Christianity and Literature

Travel Grants

Academic journal article Christianity and Literature

Travel Grants

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The Conference on Christianity and Literature offers grants to help cover travel expenses for selected graduate students participating in CCL regional conferences. All applicants must be members in good standing of the Conference on Christianity and Literature.

Graduate Student Travel Grants

Grants of up to $500 are being offered to help meet travel expenses and registration fees for graduate students who wish to attend regional CCL meetings.

CCL will supply one grant of up to $500 for each regional meeting (to be distributed to as many students as the region sees fit) and up to three grants of no more than $500 apiece for the annual meetings. Applicants must be CCL members in good standing and are expected to stay for the full conference that CCL assists them to attend. Students may not receive an award more than twice. Preference is given to dissertation-level students whose research will be most enhanced by conference participation, either in reading a paper in a concurrent CCL session or in having a paper accepted for a CCL seminar.

The following materials must be received in the pertinent CCL regional office under single cover at least four months before the meeting in question:

* A letter, not to exceed 400 words, stating the session in which the student is enrolled and explaining how this session relates to the student's dissertation in progress

* An informational (not evaluative) letter from the student's Director of Graduate Studies or Department Chair providing date of approval of the student's dissertation topic; expected date of completion; date when all other degree requirements were completed; statement of departmental policy on travel support for graduate students; and amount of funding applicant will receive (if any) toward attendance of the meeting for which the student seeks assistance. …

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