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Rhetoric Society of America - Reminder: Graduate Student Chapter Special Event Award Applications Due 11/30

Special Event Award

This competitive award is meant to support special event programming created by RSA student chapters that would not otherwise be possible without the support of RSA. RSA encourages applicants to propose projects or events that cultivate professionalization and cooperation between and among academic departments, RSA student chapters, and/or rhetoric programs at other universities, although such collaboration is not requisite for the application. In keeping with the society’s priorities, events that forward mentorship, and/or diversity and inclusion are highly encouraged. The application and selection process for funding will be overseen by a subcommittee consisting of the early career and graduate student representatives of the Board (Karrieann Soto Vega and Laura Proszak) and one additional member of the Board (Katie Irwin). If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the subcommittee at

Here are examples of funded activities during 2017-18:

Any chapter in good standing will have the opportunity to apply for this competitively awarded grant from RSA. The number and dollar amount of awards given each year will depend on the availability of funds. Chapters must submit a project proposal, including a budget. Applications will be due November 30 for projects in the Spring semester of the 2018-19 academic year. The committee will notify all chapters of their application’s status by December 14. Chapters receiving awards will be required to provide a progress report to the RSA early career and graduate student representatives of the Board of Directors by May 15 of the funding year. Awardees are especially encouraged to consider how they can share the project with other RSA chapters and individual RSA members through the use of technology (podcast, webcast, etc.).

CLICK HERE to submit a request for special event funding

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