Comparative Literature Graduate Program
Grant Application Form
Reason for Grant
. Dissertation completion date:
Conference title and location:
Title of paper or panel:
Summer Language Study. Language/location:
Proposal. In the space below, or on an attached document of one page or less, explain the
importance of this grant for your program of study. Be sure to include all relevant details about your project
and the logistics of travel/study. The more specific detail you provide the greater your chances of success.
List all previous CLGP grants received (please list amount received and date):
I have attached a typed detailed budget of expected expenses (tuition, airfare, lodging, ground
transportation, food, registration fee, lodging, etc).
I have contacted Christopherson Business Travel (303-694-8744) to obtain an airfare quote at CU rates.
Department use only:
Date Received: Refused: Approved: Amount:
Comparative Literature graduate program
Graduate Student Grant Policy
The Program, depending on the availability of funds, will make grants available to graduate students
for travel, with preference for research; for those presenting papers or participating in a panel at a
conference; for travel to the MLA when interviewing for academic positions; and for summer foreign
language study. When funding is limited, Travel Grants for Research and Travel Support for Job
Candidates will be given priority over Summer Foreign Language Study and Conferences.
No more than one request will be granted per MA student; no more than two requests will be granted
to all other students (if a PhD student received a grant as an MA student in the program, one more
request will remain available to them). The only exception to this rule will be for PhD students when
the Program has excess funds available in a given year; no PhD student will receive more than one
excess grant. Preference will be given to those who have applied for and not received other sources
of support. See the Program website for other sources of support (Graduate School, UGGS, Eaton
Travel Grants). Applications must be typed and completed on the appropriate form. Applications
should be submitted to the Graduate Program Assistant by the applicable deadline.
Travel Grants for Research
The Program will consider requests to support graduate student travel for research. Grants will be
available for summer travel and will provide a maximum of $1,500. The application, along with an
overall budget for travel and lodging, should be submitted by April 1. Travel Grant decisions will be
made by the Executive Committee.
Travel Support for Job Candidates
The Program will offer support to students attending the MLA for job purposes who have been invited
to at least 1 job interview. These subsidies will provide a maximum of $250, and amount that may
vary according to the number of job candidates in any given year. If you will be on the job market
and intend to travel to the MLA for job purposes, notify the Program Director in order to be eligible to
receive this support. Once approved by the Program Director, students should contact the Graduate
Program Assistant for details concerning reimbursement. Reimbursement will occur in January.
Job candidates should also note that the MLA also makes travel grants to enable them to attend the
annual conference. For application instructions see the MLA website: www.mla.org
Travel Grants for Conferences
The Program will consider requests to support graduate student travel to conferences for students who
are presenting a paper or participating in a panel or round table. Four $300 grants are expected to be
available each year though this number may vary according to the amount of funds available.
Depending on availability of funds it is expected that no more than two grants will be awarded in the
fall and spring respectively. Travel Grant decisions will be made by the Executive Committee.
Summer Foreign Language Study Grants
Grants for summer foreign language study will be made each year subject to availability of funds.
Applications will be due to the Graduate Program Assistant by April 1.