Travel Grants for Graduate-Student Members
The Conference on Christianity and Literature offers grants of up to $500 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 apiece for the annual 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 either in the pertinent CCL regional office or in the CCL president's office (depending on the meeting the student seeks assistance to attend) 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 of 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 of graduate students' and amount of funding applicant will receive (if any) toward attendance of the meeting for which the student seeks assistance.
Awards will be announced no later than one month prior to the meeting for which the applicant seeks assistance. When applying for travel assistance to a CCL regional meeting, use the email address for the representative of your region; those emails are available here.