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.
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All graduate students in the humanities, arts, or related disciplines. Students outside of the traditional humanities should demonstrate that their proposed presentations have significant humanistic or artistic content.
The applicant must be the sole presenter, or the principal presenter in a group presentation. In the latter case, only one student will be funded from the group. Only one student per department will be funded to go to a particular conference.
The Center budgets up to $3,000 in the 2017-2018 academic year to support this program.
In an effort to spread this funding across the full academic year, the Center budgets $1,200 for the Fall Semester, $1,200 for the Winter Semester and $600 for the Spring/Summer Semester.
Each award recipient will be funded up to $300 for travel to conferences or exhibitions held nationally or internationally between September 1, 2017 and August 17, 2018.
There is no application form. Each applicant must submit the following before attending the conference:
Applications should be sent to:
The Humanities Center
Attn: Walter F. Edwards, Director
2226 Faculty/Administration Building
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202