Each year the Center awards a limited number of competitive small grants up to $400 to help defray expenses related to graduate student conference travel. Last year, OSU graduate students received funding to present their humanities research at regional, national, and international conferences organized by the following professional academic associations and institutes:
International Environmental Communication Association
NE Modern Language Association
Association for Asian-American Studies
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Society for Applied Anthropology
Groupe de Recherche Identitiés et Cultures
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
Northwest Communication Association
The Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies’ National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education
Canadian Disability Studies Association
Graduate students in the humanities invited to present papers or posters at professional research conferences or symposia are welcome to apply. These awards are intended to supplement funds received from departments or requested from other sources. Upon notification of award, funds will be transferred to the recipient's home department or school. Recipient should speak with appropriate contacts in their department or school to initiate the travel authorization/reimbursement process. Maximum of one award per applicant, per year.
How to Apply
At least 8 weeks before the conference, submit a letter of request (no more than one page) to email@example.com that introduces us to your work and includes:
*Hot tip: personalized, narrative letters addressed to Center staff or "Reviewers" will be received with more enthusiasm than will generic form letters or bullet–pointed templates. Feel free to contact us (or your advisor) with any questions about style, form, or formatting.
Ongoing. Applicants will be notified of award status within one week of request.
Student participation in research/creative conference. Recipients will be asked to submit a short, 1–page report on activities and benefits upon return.