This grant was established to provide travel support for EIU graduate degree-seeking students who have papers or creative works accepted for presentation at regional, state, national or international conferences between Jul 1 and June 30 of the current fiscal year. These grants are for reimbursement of documented travel expenses up to $500. Grants will be based on the quality of the application. Williams Travel Grant winners are required to present their projects during the Annual Graduate Student Exposition each spring semester. The recipient of this grant shall be a graduate degree-seeking candidate who is enrolled at the university during the term in which the project is to be presented. Deadline dates are as follows: Fall Competition- 4:30pm on Friday, November 1, 2013 and Spring Competition- 4:30pm on Friday, February 7, 2014. The spring competition is dependent on availability of funding.