The department will attempt to assist students who are A.B.D., normally beginning at the end of the third year, with funds for travel to one conference per year. Students who are not yet A.B.D., but have been invited to participate as a paper-giver or discussant at a major conference (e.g. American Anthropological Association, African Studies Association, and so forth) are also eligible for funding.
The amount available may change each year depending on the budgetary situation, and past precedents do not apply.
For the 2014-2015 academic year, students may apply for funding for one conference, $350 for a domestic conference, $700 for an international conference, except Canada.
Students wishing to apply must do so no later than six weeks in advance of the conference, e-mailing their request to the DGS. Requests should include a paper abstract and budget. A.B.D students may also seek additional travel funds from the Graduate School, normally amounting to $500. Only A.B.D. students, however, are eligible for this additional funding from the Graduate School.