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International Conference Grant Award

Completed applications can be submitted via email to or a hard copy can be handed to René Smyle during the hours of 8:30am-4:00pm.

Walker Institute International Conference Grants:  These awards will assist faculty with travel funds to present a paper at an international conference.  They require at least fifty percent matching funds from other sources, such as one’s home department.  Maximum amount:  $1,000.



  • Faculty receiving Walker awards must submit a detailed accounting of all funds spent after completion of the project.
  • Submit a brief report and several pictures.
  • Any publications resulting from a grant award will acknowledge the support of Walker Institute.
  • Faculty receiving awards should be willing to make a brief presentation (brownbag, panel discussion, etc.) at Walker Institute after concluding the project.

How To Apply

Walker Institute Faculty Awards will be reviewed by a faculty committee, comprised of Associates of Walker Institute.
The deadline for submissions is Friday-November 4, 2016 for the 2016-2017 Academic Year.  

Application packets for the Education Grants, Conference Travel Grants and International Research Grants should include:

  • A cover letter that indicates the name of the award sought, a brief summary of the project, identifies all participants, and lists the amount of funding sought.
  • A narrative proposal, not to exceed 800 words.
  • A detailed budget for the project that includes any matching funds
  • Current C.V.s of all applicants
  • A letter of endorsement from the Associates’ department chair(s) that includes the departments business manager, and include a commitment of any matching funds