Travel Support for Graduate Students

Each year in January, Project Narrative will be able to contribute toward funding graduate student travel to conferences to present papers related to narrative theoretical concerns. We are especially committed to aiding students who are planning to travel to the International Society for the Study of Narrative conference each March; however, to the extent that we are able, we will also support travel to other conferences relevant to the theory and analysis of narrative.

To be considered, please simply submit an electronic version of the abstract of your paper and the name, location, and dates of the conference you are planning to attend to Project Narrative at The PN core faculty (Frederick Aldama, Jim Phelan, Amy Shuman, Jared Gardner, Sean O'Sullivan, Robyn Warhol, Julia Watson, and Angus Fletcher) will review the applications for funding, with an eye towards interventions in narrative theory as well as critical contributions to the field. 

A deadline will be posted in late fall; expect to submit your information by mid-January. If you have not yet heard whether your paper has been accepted, you can still apply for funding now and then let us know when you have received from the organizers' decision on your paper. All funding is contingent upon your paper’s acceptance, so if we award you funds, but the conference organizers do not accept your paper in the end, you will lose your eligibility for those funds.

Any questions should be directed to