Research Travel Grants

for Faculty and Graduate (ABD) Students

Email FACULTY Research Travel Grant Applications to RMMLA Executive Board Delegate Joseph Donica at joseph.donica@bcc.cuny.edu by 11:59 pm Mountain Standard Time on March 1.

Email GRADUATE STUDENT Research Travel Grant Applications to RMMLA Executive Board Delegate Marla Arbach at marla.arbach@gmail.com by 11:59 Mountain Standard Time on March 1.

Reduced or non-existent travel budgets have become more and more common in English and Foreign Language departments throughout the US. The RMMLA Executive Board has, therefore, established two Research Travel Grants, one for faculty (including university and college professors, independent scholars and emeriti faculty) and one for graduate students in the dissertation phase (ABD). Each award carries with it a $500 stipend to support travel necessary to the applicant’s research project. Selection is based on the merit of the project and the need for travel to complete the project. Guidelines are outlined below.

The same application procedure holds for faculty and graduate student grants. Selection is based first on the completeness of the application, followed by a ranking based on five criteria: originality of research; scholarly context (reference to current research on topic); mechanics and style; coherent thesis statement; and contribution to scholarship in the field of study. To apply, one must:

  • Be a current member of RMMLA.
  • Email FACULTY Research Travel Grant Applications to RMMLA Executive Board Delegate Joseph Donica at joseph.donica@bcc.cuny.edu by 11:59 pm Mountain Standard Time on March 1.

 Email GRADUATE STUDENT Research Travel Grant Applications to RMMLA Executive Board Delegate Marla Arbach at marla.arbach@gmail.com by 11:59 Mountain Standard Time on March 1.

 3. Application packet (written in English only) must include the following:

    1. A one-page description of the project.
    2. A one-page work plan, including a justification for the travel.
    3. A one-page budget and itemization of anticipated travel costs to the research site, including mention of other real or potential funding sources.
    4. A current CV (maximum 2 pages)

Travel must be completed by the end of the following academic year. Example: For winners of the 2017 grant, travel must be completed by July 1, 2018. Upon completion of travel, awardees must write a one-page report describing the results of the travel, and must submit receipts to the Executive Director showing $ 500 of travel expenditures for reimbursement.