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Carol Van Natta Scholarship 

MAIS allocates a pool of money annually to support graduate student scholarship. The funds of approximately $600 will be allocated. Funds may be used to support expenses related to student research, travel, or related activities (including tuition costs, equipment, software, hardware, and other supplies).  Funds of approximately $600 will be distributed once a year to one or two students, and must be spent by the end of the academic year or prior to graduation. Previous applicants and recipients are welcome to apply again in this round (though applications from previous recipients may not be prioritized as highly as other applications). Decisions regarding funding will be made by a two-member subcommittee of the MAIS Steering Committee. The subcommittee will make recommendations to the larger body for approval.

Application deadline is February 15, 2018. Applicants informed of decision by March 15, 2018.

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MAIS Graduate Research Fund 

The MAIS Graduate Research Fund was established through the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Science (SIAS) to help graduate students present their research at academic conferences as an important scholarly experience that characterizes graduate study. For the 2018 funding cycle, awards of $500 are available (per student) to fund travel expenses for the 2018 West Coast GLS Symposium on June 22-24 at Stanford University. Awards are contingent on conference proposal acceptance and availability of funds. Currently enrolled students will be given priority for funding. Alumni are welcome to apply

Application deadline is March 1, 2018. Applicants informed of decision by April 22, 2018.

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The UW Graduate School provides funding for graduate student conference participation to be used for transportation, and will cover up to $300 for domestic travel, and up to $500 internationally. Students can apply for this once every other year, and priority is given to students who have never received the award.  Funding is awarded on a first come, first serve basis.  Contact the MAIS Administrator/Advisor for more information.

Conference and Training Fund (CTF)

UWT provides funding for any UWT student that has been accepted to a conference. Funding is available yearly and is awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Apply early!