CAA Graduate Student Conference Travel Grants
The deadline for this travel grant has passed.
About the Grant
CAA will award a limited number of $250 grants to advanced PhD and MFA graduate students as partial reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the 101st Annual Conference, taking place February 13–16, 2013, in New York. To qualify for the grant, students must be current CAA members. Funds are for transportation to and from the conference only, not for meals or lodging. Successful applicants will also receive a complimentary conference registration.
Grant recipients are chosen by lottery. Depending on the number of applications received, preference will be given to conference attendees not participating as a speaker, chair, or discussant. CAA will notify all applicants about their status by November 15, 2012. Graduate students living outside the United States may also apply for the CAA International Member Conference Travel Grant but can only receive a single award; graduate students may not apply to the CAA International Travel Grant Program.
Applications should include:
- A completed application form
- A one-page statement of no more than 150 words stipulating that the applicant has no external support for travel to the conference
- A letter of recommendation from the student’s adviser or head of department, division, or school
CAA reimburses grantees promptly after the conference upon receiving an original airline ticket (or eticket) receipt, with the price clearly printed on it. Receipts are due no later than thirty days after the conference. Photocopies, carbons, or boarding passes are not accepted; be sure to make a photocopy or scan of the document for your records before sending the original.
Please send all application materials to Lauren Stark, CAA manager of programs, by September 14, 2012. CAA will notify all applicants about their status by November 15, 2012.
Donate to the Annual Conference Travel Grants
The Annual Conference Travel Grants for graduate-student and international members are funded solely by donations from CAA members—please contribute today. Charitable contributions are 100 percent tax deductible. CAA extends a warm thanks to those members who have made voluntary contributions to this fund.