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CCCC Scholars for the Dream Travel Award

Awards to USA, Canada, and International Scholars to Attend
a Professional Conference Supporting College-Level Instruction

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National Council of Teachers of English - Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)

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Awards of $1,000 to USA, Canada, and International scholars to attend the funding source's professional conference supporting instruction in college-level writing. Funding is intended to encourage the professional development of first-time presenters from historically underrepresented groups. This includes Black, Asian, Latinx, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or other Pacific Islander scholars, regardless of citizenship status - persons whose presence and whose contributions are central to the full realization of CCCC's professional goals. The conference will take place in Chicago.

The Conference on College Composition and Communication sponsors the Scholars for the Dream Travel Award to encourage scholarship by historically underrepresented groups. The Awards Selection Committee considers originality of research, significance of pedagogical or theoretical contributions to the field, and potential for larger, subsequent projects. Specifically, the Selection Committee will consider the following:

  1. The Problem: The presentation promises to describe a significant problem or issue, meeting one or more of these criteria:
    • Timeliness: Contributes to a current issue in rhetoric or composition studies.
    • Theory: References a specific theoretical framework within rhetoric or composition studies, sharpening concept definitions or presenting alternative viewpoints.
    • Research: Provides exploration with new research techniques or creative use of known techniques; demonstrates and fills a research void; creates or improves an instrument for observing and analyzing research data.
    • Pedagogy: Relates specific, creative classroom practices to particular theoretical frames, demonstrating potential for general application (more than a demonstration of a particular personality’s successful pedagogy).
  2. The Potential: Whether theory, research, or pedagogy, the presentation should hold promise for future exploration and investigation.

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GrantWatch ID#: 192544

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Ten Scholars for the Dream Travel Awards must be first-time presenters at CCCC. Up to ten additional awardees may be selected from CCCC members whose proposals have been accepted to the convention, who have presented at no more than three previous CCCC conventions, and who have not previously received a Scholars for the Dream Travel Award.

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CCCC offers selected Scholars for the Dream Travel Award winners travel awards of $1,000 each and sponsors a reception for all award winners. Award winners will have the opportunity to work with career mentors who are CCCC members as part of the award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility: If you are from an eligible group and an emerging scholar, you are eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: October 10

Award winners will be notified by January.

2022 CCCC Annual Convention
March 9–12, 2022
Chicago, Illinois

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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National Council of Teachers of English
1111 W. Kenyon Road
Urbana, Illinois 61801-1096
Phone: 217-328-3870 or 877-369-6283

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