The Nineteenth Century Studies Association announces the establishment of a Student Travel Grant of $500 to support the presentation of a paper (sole-) authored by a student and accepted for a session at the 2020 annual meeting of the society. The award check will be presented at the conference, and the travel grant recipient will be recognized at the Business meeting and in conference literature.

The paper proposal has been accepted, and will be presented by the author at the conference. The paper is authored by the student presenting and is not co-authored. The paper is unpublished and has not been presented at another conference. The student is enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university, and the student is traveling more than 250 miles in order to attend the conference. The student registers for the conference and participates fully in its activities.

Students agree that they will not submit a proposal to participate in the conference pending receipt of a grant. There may be several student presenters competing for limited travel support (one grant per year is anticipated). Authors of all proposals, at the time the proposal is submitted, agree to attend and present the paper if the proposal is accepted, regardless of whether or not a travel grant is later awarded.

January 15, 2021

Students with accepted proposals who are interested in applying for a travel grant should submit their completed paper to the conference program chair by January 15, 2020. The final decision regarding the travel grant will be made by the conference committee and announced January 31st.

To Apply
Fill out the Travel Grant Cover Sheet and email it, along with your completed conference paper, to The travel grant decision is based on review of the completed paper, not an abstract.

Drs. Amy Arbogast, Adam Stauffer, & Elizabeth Coggin Womack
Radicalism & Reform Conference Organizers

Previous Recipients

Mary Gryctko, “‘Girls for Sale:’ William Stead, Nicholas Kristof, and Nineteenth-Century Origins of Twenty-first-Century ‘Trafficking’ Narratives,” 2020 NCSA Conference in Rochester, New York.