Winthrop-King Graduate
Conference Travel Grant



These awards are designed to enable current graduate students majoring in East Asian Studies, French, German, Italian, Slavic and Spanish with an active assistantship in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics to present papers at national, regional, or international conferences, or to attend the MLA for job interviews.

In certain fields such as linguistics, applications in support of poster presentations at highly visible national or international conferences, will be considered where the applicant can show that the presentation has been accepted after peer review and will receive significant exposure during the conference.

Applications must be made for travel in the semester where the application is made.

Awards cannot be taken up after graduation from FSU

Awards will not be granted for study on programs which FSU prohibits or discourages its students from attending, e.g. on the grounds of U.S. State Department travel warnings; awards may be withdrawn at any time on the grounds of revised FSU advice or prohibition.

Awards are subject to the availability of funding and depends on the university guidance regarding funded travel.

Decisions are final.


Fall Conference Travel Deadline: October 10, 2023

Spring and Summer Conference Travel Application Deadline: February 26, 2024

Applications may be made while awaiting acceptance of a conference paper proposal; if funding is awarded, this will be conditional upon presentation of documentation showing acceptance of your paper for inclusion in the conference program.

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for funding.


The grant awards will be no more than $600 for regional, national conferences or attendance at the MLA for job interviews and no more than $800 for international conferences. Lower limits may be set if required by funding constraints.

Applications to support the presentation of papers at conferences mainly featuring established scholars will be accorded higher priority.

The Winthrop King will fund no more than two conference travels per student per academic year.

Applications to support the presentation of papers in conferences consisting mainly or exclusively of graduate presentations will not be considered.


The Winthrop-King will only reimburse the travel expenses approved by the University. Check the university travel guide. In order to be reimbursed for your travel, you must have an approved travel authorization in Concur prior to your travel.


Before accessing the application page make sure you have the following information and documents:

The professor can complete the Major Professor Approval and Assessment Form as follows:

  1. Please right click on the link and select download.
  2. Fill it out.
  3. Send the completed for to your applicant.

Once you have the required information, please complete the Graduate Conference Travel Award Application. All questions must be completed, unless specifically stated as optional. Dates can be in any format.