In an effort to defray some of the traveling costs for graduate students attending the Italian American Studies Association annual conference, the Association has set aside limited funds for student travel. (Please note: This is a separate application process from the Memorial Fellowship application guidelines. You may certainly apply for a fellowship and also travel funds if you choose; the awarding of the Fellowship and the decisions about travel grants are made separately.) The funds will be assigned by an Italian American Studies Association committee whose members are selected via the Executive Council. Travel grants are open to full-time graduate students at any level of study.
Please note: Qualifications, seniority, travel distance from conference location, previously assigned grant, and quality of application will be considered in decision making.
Graduate students accepted to present a paper at the Italian American Studies Association conference for the year funds are being requested are eligible to apply. Graduate students in good standing in their own home institution's graduate program (i.e., fully enrolled, degree-seeking; work in a timely manner; no academic probation, etc.). Prior applicants are encouraged to resubmit previously non-funded applications. Students applying for the Memorial Fellowship are also eligible.
IASA ANNUAL CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Please Send the Following Documents to Committee Chair, Dr. Roseanne Giannini Quinn: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cover letter (in the body of your email message): including title of accepted paper; travel route; and grant amount requested as well as amount secured through other sources (department, college, etc.). Again, please remember to include amount of funding, if any, already secured.
- Copy of unofficial transcripts: (as proof of good standing). Please scan as a PDF document and send as an attachment.
- Proof of paper presentation on panel: Acceptance of your presentation via email from the IASA conference organizers is considered valid. Please forward that with your funding request.
For any questions about the application process, please contact: Dr. Roseanne Giannini Quinn at the email address listed above.
DEADLINE: September 2018
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Recipients of travel awards will be notified via email in early October. Please note: awarded funding will be sent in the form of a check by regular mail after the conclusion of the conference.