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Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Thirteenth Biennial Conference 

Paradise on Fire

University of California, Davis

June 26-30, 2019

Conference Website 

ASLE Website 

ASLE Conference Travel Awards

Funding Amount: Ten awards of $500 each will be given.

Deadline to Apply: March 10, 2019

Purpose: The purpose of the travel award is to substantively support conference attendees who are in precarious employment or students, who lack institutional funding, and who can reasonably demonstrate that an award will make attending the conference possible. Relatedly, another purpose is to support members whose presence contributes to ASLE’s mission of “promoting equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility on behalf of the membership.”

Eligibility: Eligibility requires that an applicant:
• is a member of ASLE (or an international ASLE affiliate, for example ASLE-Korea, see full list here)
• has not previously received an ASLE Conference Travel Award
• has an official role to play at the conference (in order of priority: presenting an accepted paper or reading, attending a pre-conference workshop, chairing a panel)
• demonstrates financial need
• preference will be given to applicants of international, student, independent, or contingent/adjunct status.

To Apply: To apply, please fill out the form below. The following items will be required:
• Your current status and professional affiliation, the type and title of your presentation, panel or seminar, and contact information
• A brief statement that includes an explanation of your role(s) in the conference program, and whether your paper/panel has been accepted.
• An explanation (250 words maximum) of how your attendance contributes to ASLE’s Strategic Plan, specifically goals 2-5, which explicitly seek to support economic and demographic inclusivity, students, and international members.
• A detailed estimate of the budgeted cost for you of attending the conference, and any other anticipated funding that you expect to receive from other sources.

Applicants will be notified of decisions on the awards by the end of the day on March 31, 2019.

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