CHE Travel Awards

Eligibility Criteria
All Graduate Associates (MS/MA & PhD) of the Nelson Institute Center for Culture, History and Environment (CHE) are eligible to apply.

Applicants may receive this award more than once; however, each recipient may receive a lifetime maximum total of $5,000 in graduate research and travel awards from CHE.

Donor Information
This scholarship award is provided via private philanthropy from The Bradshaw-Knight Foundation/James and Renee Knight.

Award Information
Priority will be given to applications for research-related travel; however, applications for conference travel will be considered if the applicant is presenting a paper at the conference.

Applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the CHE Steering Committee. Applicants will be notified of the subcommittee’s decisions no later than 1 March 2020.

As conditions of award acceptance, awardees are required to:

  • Write a thank you letter to James and Renee Knight. This process should be coordinated with the CHE Director, CHE Associate Director, and/or the Nelson Institute’s Director of Advancement & Donor Relations.
  • Remain actively enrolled in an MS/MA/PhD program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Complete all travel in advance of 28 February 2021.
  • Submit to the CHE Director a post-travel summary report, detailing how the travel award enabled/enhanced their experiences. Reports should be submitted within 30 days of travel.

Supplemental Information
CHE’s mission is to deepen the understanding of the changing relationship between people and the environment over time. Applications should demonstrate relevance to this mission.

Applications should include the following:

  • A current CV
  • A brief summary of the applicant’s involvement with CHE activities and programming during their graduate career (800 words maximum)
  • A description of the travel to be undertaken and its relation to the applicant’s research (1500 words maximum)
  • An itemized budget (e.g., transportation, lodging, meals, etc.; see http://www.bussvc.wisc.edu/acct/policy/ppindex.html for UW-Madison expense guidelines).
  • A statement of support from the applicant’s advisor (800 words maximum)

Award Amount
Awards of up to $2,500 are available to CHE Graduate Associates enrolled in a UW-Madison PhD program.

Awards of up to $1,250 are available to CHE Graduate Associates enrolled in a UW-Madison MS/MA program.

Deadline
1 February 2020

Contact: Tara Mohan, temohan@wisc.edu

Award
Varies
Organizations
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Deadline
02/01/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload a current CV
  2. Please provide a brief summary of your involvement with CHE activities and programming during your graduate career (800 words maximum)
  3. Please provide a description of the travel to be undertaken and its relation to your research (1500 words maximum)
  4. Please provide an itemized budget (e.g., transportation, lodging, meals, etc.; see http://www.bussvc.wisc.edu/acct/policy/ppindex.html for UW-Madison expense guidelines)
  5. Please provide the name and email address of your advisor. They will be contacted to provide a statement of support.