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Assistance for Regular and Life Members Residing outside the United States and Canada Traveling to the January 2016 Convention

The Executive Council has voted to allot funds from the Good Neighbor Fund to provide partial travel reimbursement of $400 to regular and life members permanently residing outside the United States and Canada who are attending the January 2016 convention in Austin. To be eligible, applicants must have been members of the MLA by 30 June 2014 and must be nonstudent 2015 members of the MLA by 30 November 2015.* Applicants may only receive the travel grant once every three years. Funds are available to cover a limited number of awards.

Members may apply online here or by mail. To apply by mail, members should send their contact information along with a brief statement stipulating whether they are receiving travel funds from their institutions. Applications must reach the MLA by 1 December 2015 and should be mailed to the Travel Grant Program, MLA, 85 Broad Street, suite 500, New York, NY 10004-2434. For further information, call or write the office of programs (646 576-5141;

MLA members who serve on council-appointed standing committees or on the Delegate Assembly may apply for a travel grant each year of their term. Only those who meet all eligibility requirements can receive a grant. To apply for a grant, these members should write to

* The deadline to become a 2015 member is 30 November. Online enrollment was available through 31 July. To join or renew for 2015 between 1 August and 30 November, please e-mail


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