of Comparative Literature
Student Special Funding Guidelines and Award
available – to graduate students deemed to be making
progress towards their degrees -- for four special types of
expenses related to curriculum and professional development.
Go to the proper application by clicking on the appropriate
link in the list below.
Funding Committee meets three times a year, twice in Fall semester and once in late
Spring, to distribute moneys. Deadlines for application each
year are: the Friday after Labor
Day; the first Tuesday of December; and the last Friday of March. The committee will consider all four
types of request, and will distribute funding according to
the significance of the request for the student's
professional development. The number of requests, total
amount requested, and funds available, among other factors,
determine the amount of funding, and whether all requests
can be honored.
funding will be considered by the committee. For example, if
your conference met in August 2015 and you did not request
funding in March 2015, you may apply for funding for this
conference in September 2015.
Conferences (for the purpose of delivering a paper)
Abroad to gain language competence
of Doctoral Committee
Travel to Conferences
Funding Request Form
- In general, the department attempts to
support travel of graduate students at all stages of their
programs (provided they are making normal progress) to
present papers at professional conferences, within the
confines of its financial picture (including its own
travel funds and a "block grant" from RGSO).
- No funding is
available for graduate student conferences, nor for simply
chairing a session, nor for attending if not presenting.
Travel awards for purposes other than giving papers, such
as for MLA interviews, as compensation for services
rendered the department, etc., are funded differently; see
the Graduate Student Travel Committee Chair (Prof.
Charlotte Eubanks) for information.
- Funding will not be given to students not
making normal progress or otherwise not in good standing,
nor to students who have been funded TWO times but who
have not submitted a scholarly paper for publication in a
journal appropriate to their field since their first
funded conference participation. Students already
funded two times who desire support for further
conferences should provide the Chair of the Committee
proof of submission, consisting of a) a copy of the cover
letter to the journal editor(s) sent with the paper; and
b) a message from the faculty member who has read a draft
and approved submission (normally, the adviser).