June Cummins Diversity Conference Travel Grant

Named in honor of June Cummins, one of the founding members of ChLA’s Diversity Committee, the grant supports the professional development of students and scholars from minority communities. The award aims to specifically support students, contingent (adjunct/part-time) faculty, and independent scholars from underrepresented groups who are presenting research/papers that focus on matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Submission Period:

December 15 - February 28

Submission Guidelines:

Proposals should take the form of a single Word document. For full consideration, applicants must send the following materials before the established deadline:

  • A cover sheet with the applicant’s name, status/rank/institutional affiliation (if applicable), mailing address, telephone number, and email.

  • A personal statement (of no more than 1,000 words) that includes the following:
    • A brief autobiographical description that indicates the applicant’s minority status.
    • The title of the paper that will be presented at ChLA.
    • A description of how the applicant’s paper/presentation addresses matters of diversity, equity, and/or inclusion.
    • A brief description of how the applicant’s broader scholarship and/or teaching address issues of diversity in the field of children’s and young adult literature.
    • A statement of how the applicant will benefit from attending the conference.
    • A statement describing other sources of funding, if any, that will support the applicant’s trip.

  • An abbreviated 1-2 page CV.