HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTER CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANTS FOR 2018-2019

The Humanities Research Center has again secured supplemental funding from the VCU Office of Research and Innovation that will fund approximately two dozen $1000 grants supporting travel by VCU faculty in the humanities to present their scholarly findings at major domestic and international conferences. My sincere thanks to Dr. Francis Macrina and the selection committee for recognizing the importance of humanities research here at VCU, and to our Dean and Associate Deans for their support and advice during the application process.

Please note that all full-time tenured, tenure-eligible and term faculty in the humanities at VCU are eligible to apply for these Conference Travel Grants.

In order to receive funding, you will need to provide (1) a link to the conference website, (2) the email / letter accepting your paper for inclusion in the conference program, (3), your paper proposal, and (4) your current CV.

If you plan to apply or have applied to present at a conference during this summer of 2018, or have already been accepted for inclusion on a conference program during this summer of 2018, and would like to request funding to help pay for your travel expenses, please email me immediately.

If you plan to apply or have applied to present at a conference in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019, or have already been accepted for inclusion on a conference program in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019, and would like to request funding to help pay for your travel expenses, please let me know by September 1.

Calls for major conferences generally go out far in advance and so in most cases potential presenters will have heard of these possibilities by September 1. Most or all of the funds will be allocated at that time. If you receive information after September 1 about a conference scheduled during the academic year 2017-18 at which you would like to present, please get in touch immediately and the HRC will assist if possible. Please note that you must request funding at least one month before the conference takes place.

Information about the application procedure for the HRC’s annual competition for Research Travel Grants will become available in August.

This will be the third year in which the HRC has been able to provide funding to support faculty travel to present at conferences.