Texas & American Southwest Regional Travel Grant

The Center for Texas Studies at TCU aims to celebrate all that makes Texas distinctive. As one step toward achieving that goal, it has created the Texas & the American Southwest Regional Travel Grant to promote and support scholarship about the region across disciplines within AddRan College of Liberal Arts. The grant provides up to $600 in funding to facilitate travel to (1) participate in virtual or in-person scholarly conferences and (2) conduct research.

The Center invites AddRan tenure and non-tenure track faculty and graduate students who are researching topics related to Texas and the American Southwest to apply. Travel is not restricted to the region of study specified.

* Priority will be given to applicants who have not received a previous travel grant, and they may not receive more than one grant during an academic year (June 1 through May 31).
* Applications must be submitted 30 days prior to travel to be considered.
* Applicants should confirm acceptance of the award within ten business days from the grant notification.
* Proof of attendance (email correspondence detailing your acceptance to a conference or coordination with contact persons regarding original research, conference program, presentation abstract, research appointment/correspondence) should be submitted with your application.
*Travelers should submit a Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax Exemption form to the hotel at the time of registration/check-in to streamline reimbursement process.
*Travel must be completed for funds to be disbursed. Please consult with Texas Studies staff to coordinate your reimbursement.
*Graduate Students must provide photographs of you presenting, networking, researching, etc. during your sponsored trip. These photos may be used on the Center website, social media pages, or newsletters. If selected, you will be provided a release form for your photography.

You will need to upload the following items to your grant application:

If you ARE NOT presenting at a conference:
1. One-page summary of how your participation in the conference will benefit your research goals/professional development in pdf file
2. Completed registration form

If you ARE presenting at a conference:
1. Invitation, acceptance, and abstract in single pdf file
2. Completed registration form

If you are traveling for research: explanation of why this travel is necessary (12-point Times New Roman, single spaced, one-inch margins, one-page or less) in pdf file.

The Center for Texas Studies will review all applications. Limited funds are available for travel, so be sure to apply as soon as you have confirmation of travel. Applicants will be notified via email.

For more information, please contact the Center for Texas Studies.

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