Assistance for Regular and Life Members Residing outside the United States and Canada Traveling to the January 2014 Convention
The Executive Council has voted to allot funds from the Good Neighbor Fund to provide partial travel reimbursement of $300 to regular and life members residing outside the United States and Canada who are attending the January 2014 convention in Chicago. To be eligible, applicants must have been members of the MLA by 30 June 2012 and must be nonstudent members of the MLA by 30 June 2013. Applicants may only receive the travel grant once every three years. Funds are available to cover a limited number of awards; if applications exceed available funds, priority will be given to applicants who are in the lowest dues categories, who do not receive travel funds from their institutions, or who have not received an MLA travel grant of any kind in the previous five years. If necessary, recipients will be selected in a random manner. Eligible applicants not selected in 2013 will be given priority in 2014, provided that they apply and still meet the eligibility requirements.
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 November 2013 and should be mailed to the Travel Grant Program, MLA, 26 Broadway, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10004-1789. For further information, call or write the office of programs (646 576-5141; firstname.lastname@example.org).