The ICGD Student Travel Award

Access the online application here.

The Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity (ICGD) awards EIU students presenting original research/creative activity at a conference in keeping with the ICGD's mission of promoting a greater awareness of global diversity and interdisciplinary approaches to Africana, Asian, Latin American, and Women's Studies.

The grants are for reimbursement of documented travel expenses up to $200. All EIU degree-seeking, full time students are eligible to apply. Travel needs to be a necessary component for the presentation of a paper or exhibition of creative work at a conference outside the campus. Upon completion of travel, recipients and runners-up will be invited to present the projects at an ICGD interdisciplinary symposium (required for grant winners).

Individuals may submit one application and are eligible to receive one award annually. Funds must be used for travel expenses incurred per Eastern Illinois University policies for activities occurring between July 1, 2017, and March 31, 2018.

All applicants must complete the online application form and submit all supporting materials to the ICGD office (3165 Blair Hall) by Wednesday, February 21, 2018. If travel has already been completed, the applicant must submit both a travel voucher and a signed travel application form. Please answer the questions concisely, keeping the interdisciplinary nature of the ICGD in mind. Incomplete, multiple, or late applications will not be considered. The ICGD's Grants Committee will review the applications and forward its recommendations to the ICGD director.

Supporting materials: All applicants must complete and submit the following supporting materials by the due date to 3165 Blair Hall.

  1. Documentation of acceptance or completion of activity (such as a copy of an acceptance letter or a page from the conference program). Please identify yourself in documentation by circling your name.
  2. An abstract of 200 words or less describing the work presented or to be presented.
  3. A letter from the candidate's faculty mentor addressing:
    • The role of the student in the work and in its presentation at the conference.
    • The benefits of the work for the student's interdisciplinary learning in Africana, Asian, Latin American, or Women's Studies.
    • Verification that the student will be enrolled in the university at the time of the presentation.