HCHC Faculty Conference Travel Grant

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online through the Mary Jaharis Center's Interfolio portal. Application materials will not be accepted via email or postal mail. Required documentation.

We are no longer accepting applications for this grant.

Mary Jaharis Center HCHC Faculty Conference Travel Grants are aimed at Hellenic College Holy Cross faculty pursuing research in any subject, discipline, or methodology related to Byzantine studies broadly conceived. Funds are meant to help defray the costs of presenting at professional meetings.

Application Deadlines

For meetings to be held between 1 September and 28 February, applications will be accepted from 1 May through 1 June. Notifications will be made by 1 August.

For meetings to be held between 1 March and 31 August, applications will be accepted from 1 November through 1 December. Notifications will be made by 1 February.

If a conference date overlaps the end of one review period and the beginning of the next, submit an application for the grant period in which the actual presentation falls.

Eligibility 

Applicants must be tenure-eligible or tenured Hellenic College Holy Cross faculty members actively participating (e.g., reading a paper, organizing or chairing a session, or serving as a panelist) in a professional meeting. Papers, sessions, roundtables, etc. must clearly relate to Byzantine studies. Grants are limited to one per applicant in a one-year period.

Evaluation

Applicants will be peer-reviewed by an external grants committee. The committee will assess the eligibility of the proposed activity and consider its merit. Preference will be given to applicants who have not received a grant in the previous two cycles, who have no or limited sources of funding, and who are participating in major national or international meetings.

Terms

Successful applicants will be reimbursed for eligible expenses up to the award amount. Eligible expenses include registration fees, lodging, meals, transportation, and parking and tolls. For travel by personal automobile, actual mileage from HCHC or home to and from the conference location will be reimbursed at the current IRS mileage rate, plus tolls and parking. 

Recipents must submit the Request for Reimbursement Form and original receipts to the MJC no later than 30 days after the close of the conference. The MJC will consider grants forfeited if proper documentation is not submitted in a timely manner.

The names of recipents and their abstracts will be published on the MJC’s website.

Contact

For questions about the grant, the application process, or reimbursement, contact Brandie Ratliff, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture.

A complete application includes

  • Completed online application
  • For those presenting a paper or poster presentation, a single PDF with the following components: (1) A copy of the conference program with your name, paper or poster presentation title, and date OR A letter from the conference organizers accepting the paper or presentation and confirming your part in the program; (2) 500-word abstract of your paper or presentation
  • For those organizing or chairing a session, roundtable, a single PDF with the following components: (1) A copy of the conference program with your name, session, and date OR A letter from the conference organizers accepting the session and confirming your part in the program; (2) A list of session participants with affiliations; (3) 500-word abstract of your session
  • For those participating in a roundtable or similar discussion, a single PDF with the following components: (1) A copy of the conference program with your name, roundtable, and date OR A letter from the conference organizers confirming your part in the roundtable; (2) 500-word of the roundtable and your participation; (3) A list of other participants with affiliations

All material must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center's Interfolio portal.

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