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Graduate Travel Program

The Humanities Center annually budgets funds to encourage graduate students in the humanities and the arts to present their research or artistic work at national conferences and exhibitions. To apply for this funding, graduate students must include a personal statement indicating how presenting their work will help them further their understanding of the topic and help their academic future professional careers. Graduate students outside the humanities are also free to apply if their talks are of particular interest to scholars in the humanities and the arts. The Center offered up to $300 in travel assistance to successful applicants.

Fall Awardees

Tara Forbes - English
Conference: Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) in St. Louis, Missouri.

Matthew T. Lacouture – Ph.D, Political Science
Conference: Vareities of Democracy Project (VDEM), Pennysylvania - Electoral Integrity Project (EIP)/ American Political Science Association (APSA), Hilton Garden Inn, Philadelphia.

Leah Ouellet – Masters, Criminal Justice
Conference: American Soceity of Criminology Meeting , New Orleans, LA.

Kelly Roy Polasek – English
Conference: American Short Story: An Expansion of the Genre, Savannah, Georgia.

Winter Awardees

Salam Aboulhassan - Sociology
Conference: "Sociologist for Women in Society" at Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Charles Bell – Sociology
Conference: "The Academic & Health Policy on Correctional Health" at Atlanta, Georgia.

Melinda Myers – English
Conference: "Sociologist for Women in Society" at Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Spring/Summer Awardees

Mardheya Alsamadani - Linguistics Program, College of Liberal Arts and Science
Conference: "27th Annual Conference of Southeast Asian Linguistics Soceity (SEALS27), Padang, Indonesia.

Shelby Cadwell – English
Conference: 58th Annual Conference of the Soceity for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago, Illinois

Julia Moriarty – Theater and Dance
Conference: Comparative Drama Conference, Orlando, FL

Sydney Wallace – Communication
Conference: Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA