Students are strongly encouraged to present papers at academic conferences. Calls for Papers (CFPs) are frequently posted in the English department and forwarded to students by email; additional information about conferences can be found on our Conferences web page.
Students attending conferences and presenting a paper may request a conference participation grant once each academic year. Conference Participation Grant Application forms must be submitted to the Graduate Program Director prior to any travel and should include written confirmation of the student’s participation. The maximum amount of Conference Participation Grant Award per academic year per student is $500, pending the director's approval. The grant funds will be disbursed after the paper has been delivered at the conference and the original and itemized receipts have been submitted to the Graduate Program Coordinator for processing.