Harper Fund Award
Deadline: July 15
honor of SAMLA past president George Mills Harper, The Harper Fund was
established to award graduate students with travel funds to attend the
annual convention. Professor Harper’s academic career spanned over 50
years and he provided exceptional leadership and service to the
Association. From his early years on the family farm in the Ozarks to
his matriculation from Culver-Stockton College to UNC-Chapel Hill to
his later chairmanship at Florida State University, Harper concentrated
his writing and research efforts in Irish studies, particularly
focusing on W. B. Yeats. In 1981, Dr. Harper received an honorary
doctorate from Trinity College Dublin in recognition for his critical
work in studying Yeats and the occult.
SAMLA and The Harper Fund committee are eager to grant travel funds to
graduate students who possess a keen interest in the humanities and are
either presenting or planning to attend the annual convention. To apply
for an honorarium, graduate students should complete the application, and send it via email to the SAMLA office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are also accepted via regular mail (see the "Contact Us" web page). Applications must be received by July 15, 2011.
As a memorial fund for Dr. Harper, The Harper Fund accepts ongoing
contributions. You may send them or any questions directly to the SAMLA office, email@example.com.