Travel Awards

NCPTW offers two major awards:

NCPTW Trustees Award (Up to $500 depending on availability of funds)
This grant supports tutors who are contributing in significant ways to writing center pedagogy and theory and are from institutions that are typically underrepresented at NCPTW conferences, including historically black, Hispanic-serving, or tribal colleges and universities; secondary schools and two-year colleges; and schools for the blind or deaf. The grant may also support tutors traveling to the conference from outside the U.S. and tutors from historically underrepresented groups, including LGBTQ tutors, tutors with a disability, and tutors who self-identify with one or more of the following races/ethnicities: American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian; Black or African American; Mexican American, Puerto Rican, other Latinx; Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander.

Emerging Scholar Award (Up to $500 depending on availability of funds)
This grant supports tutors who are making significant contributions to the local, regional, or (inter)national scholarly conversation about peer tutoring through their daily practices and reflections on that practice; through mentoring and/or administrative duties in their home writing centers; through presentations at conferences or elsewhere; through research and publication; or in other ways.

Applicants not selected for an NCPTW Trustees Award or Emerging Scholars Award will be considered for a smaller grant (at least $125), the NCPTW Travel Award, which will cover the cost of registration and a meal or two at the conference.

If you are a director or writing center professional, please encourage any peer tutors you know to apply for these awards.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Brian Fallon, NCPTW Treasurer and Awards Committee Chair, at:

NCPTW 2018 Travel Award Application

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