The Stewart Travel Awards for Assistant Professor
The CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences invites applications from Assistant Professors at CUNY to apply for travel support to national and international conferences through the Stewart Travel Awards.

Professor Stewart, a groundbreaking linguist who was on the faculty of the Graduate Center for more than 25 years, passed away in 2002, the year the Stewart Awards were initiated.

The William Stewart Travel Awards provide grants of up to $500 to full-time assistant professors. The award is for presenting, chairing or moderating at a scholarly conference from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

Previous award recipients who are otherwise eligible may apply but may get a lower award priority. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and early applications get special consideration.

People promoted to full-time Associate Professor rank can apply for our Stefan Baumrin Travel Awards for Associate Professors.

Please enter your information below. Note that you don't have to create a google email or ID in order to complete this online form.

Email address *
Name *
CUNY College of Appointment *
Department(s) of Appointment *
Mobile or Home Phone Number *
Conference Information
Below please enter information related to your travel.
Name and Location (city, state/country) of Conference *
Title of Paper, Presentation, or Statement of Purpose at Conference *
Travel Itinerary: Departing from (city/state) *
Travel Itinerary: Arriving at (city/state) *
Your current CV (.pdf only) *
Conference Invitation, Acceptance Letter, or Conference Program (must show your name and university affiliation--.pdf only) *
Award Support
Stewart Awards are supported by tax levy funds and distributed through individual campus offices.
Departmental Certification
Once you submit this application, a copy of your responses will be automatically emailed to you at the address you have provided above. If you don't see this in your inbox within a few minutes, please check your Spam folder.

You must forward this email message to your Departmental Chair, Dean or other appropriate person for their approval. This cycle, we are collecting departmental approvals electronically.

Your Chair should review your application and forward the message to us at saying "I approve this application". You might like to ask them to copy you on that email.

For verification purposes, they must use their CUNY email address for this step.

The Fine Print
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis so apply early. Your application will be considered INCOMPLETE and will not be funded unless all parts are submitted above (conference information, uploaded CV, and conference invitation) together with the emailed departmental certification. Please ensure that you complete all sections.

This award provides grants of up to $500 to full-time CUNY Assistant Professors. Award amounts range from $100 to $500, depending on the distance traveled.

If you have trouble uploading your documents, fill out all other sections of the form and email your documents to with your CV and Conference Invitation/Program in ONE message. Please include the word "TRAVEL" in your subject line. Do not send multiple emails as they will not be opened.

We strongly encourage you to submit your application BEFORE April 15, 2019.

If your application is funded, we will ask you for receipts after travel. The total amount of funds disbursed will not exceed the total of submitted receipts for the conference. Receipts for other conferences will not be supported. While you are entitled to receive funding from other sources for the same conference, you will not be reimbursed twice for the same budget item. We will inform you on the procedure for claiming your award.

If you are unable to attend the conference, please email us immediately so that we can allocate unused funds to other applicants. All funds not claimed within 45 days of the end period of the conference date will be released into Award funds for other applicants. While we have never had to do this yet, we reserve the right to cancel the entire award at any time.

Federal rules mandate that travel be on a U.S. carrier, if possible. An order issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo forbids compensation for travel to North Carolina and Mississippi.

A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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