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The Heldrich-Dvorak Fellowships are intended to support graduate student participation in the Southwest Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference each year. For 2009, two awards of $350.00 will be available for graduate students whose papers have been accepted for presentation at the 2009 SW/TX annual conference. These awards honor Popular/American culture scholars recognized by their colleagues for working tirelessly on behalf of graduate students and their research.

Applicants must send a completed application as well as a short statement, (no more than 200 words) about their proposed paper detailing the thesis and scope of the paper, how it reflects and contributes to the study of popular and/or American culture, and how it relates to the applicants future professional goals. Also required is a mailed, emailed, or faxed statement from your graduate advisor or appropriate authority such as the Graduate Studies Director of your unit or Chairperson of the department; the statement should attest to the fact that the applicant is in good standing and should endorse the awarding of a travel grant.

All applicants for this award are required to have their paper accepted by the appropriate SW/TX area chair for presentation at the 2009 SW/TX PCA/ACA annual meeting. The firm deadline for applications is December 31, 2008, at which time, the applicant must provide full contact information including: name, address, email and fax number and the subject area and name of SW/TX area chair. Students may mail, fax, or email their application. No letter of recommendation is needed or desired.

Award decisions will be made by the end of January and awardees will be notified by email. Award monies will be made available upon arrival at the annual conference.

Award Criteria

  • Quality of the paper’s thesis and scope
  • Quality and extent to which the paper reflects and contributes to the study of Popular and/or American Culture
  • Extent to which the paper reflects a student’s future professional goals

Heldrich-Dvorak Travel to SW/TX PCA/ACA Fellowship


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School or University currently attending:

Title of paper proposed or accepted for SW/TX PCA/ACA:

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Please write an essay of no more than 200 words discussing the thesis and scope of your paper, how it reflects and contributes to the study of popular and/or American culture, and how it reflects your future professional goals.

Heldrich - Dvorak Travel to SW/TX PCA/ACA Fellowship

To the student’s graduate advisor, department graduate director, department chairperson, or other appropriate school official.

Please fill out the following statement and mail, fax, or email it to Ken Dvorak.

Please do not write a letter of recommendation. We ask this information only to certify that the student is in good standing and that the application is supported by the faculty.

I certify that _________________________is a student in good standing

at_____________________. I support his/her application for a Heldrich - Dvorak Travel to PCA/ACA Fellowship.




Send To

Heldrich-Dvorak Travel to Southwest Texas PCA/ACA Fellowship
Southwest Texas PCA/ACA
P.O. Box 34414
Houston, TX 77234
Email: kdvorak@houston.rr.com

Email attachments are encouraged. If sending by snail mail during December, expect 2-3 weeks for your application to arrive.


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