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CSLR announces fund for student scholarship
By Patti Ghezzi | Emory Law | Feb 17, 2017 12:02:00 AM

CSLR has a new scholarship fund to help students cover the cost of attending conferences, meetings, training sessions, workshops and other experiences that advance students' scholarly development and professional skills. The Student Scholarship Advancement Fund provides expense reimbursement to enable students to take advantage of such opportunities during their time at Emory.

Awards are available for students in good academic standing who are working toward a graduate or professional degree at Emory. Students who apply should have a demonstrated interest in studying the interaction of law and religion. Priority will be given to (1) students actively engaged in CSLR activities, including but not limited to, joint degree students, Moot Court participants, Journal of Law and Religion staff members, and CSLR research assistants; (2) students presenting papers or otherwise contributing to the scholarly or professional content of the event; and (3) students who have not received a prior award. 

Students may apply for a maximum of $750 per award to cover registration, travel, lodging, and meals. Extenuating circumstances and unusual financial need will be considered on an individual basis. These decisions will be made by the Associate Director in consultation with other administrators and faculty. Award decisions are made on a rolling basis, so early application is encouraged. The Student Scholarship Advancement Fund is not intended to fund summer internships; however, if funds remain available following the fall and spring awards, students may apply for funds to support relocation expenses for unpaid summer work in law and religion.

To apply, students must complete the CSLR Student Scholarship Advancement Fund Application and Projected Budget. The application requires demonstration of the student’s commitment to the event and development of an integrated vision of how this educational event will advance the student’s scholarly development and professional skills. Please submit all required components of the application together: (1) the application cover sheet; (2) promotional materials from the event; (3) a projected budget detailing expenses and sources of funding; and (4) documentation of projected expenses.

Funds are payable following the event as travel reimbursement, except for airfare, which will be booked by CSLR on the student’s behalf. Travel reimbursement is contingent upon submission of a conference or event summary (1-2 pages); an expense claim form; and original receipts for all claimed expenses, including airline ticket stubs. Expenses varying significantly from the projected budget must be justified before receiving reimbursement.

Completed applications should be submitted to Sandra Tilley at at least three weeks prior to the date of travel. Questions may be directed to Associate Director Silas Allard at