Student Chapter Special Event Funding Award Application

This competitive award is meant to support special event programming created by RSA student chapters that would not otherwise be possible without the support of RSA. RSA encourages applicants to propose projects or events that cultivate professionalization and cooperation between and among academic departments, RSA student chapters, and/or rhetoric programs at other universities, although such collaboration is not requisite for the application. 

Any chapter in good standing (apply to be a chapter here) will have the opportunity to apply for this competitively awarded grant from RSA. The number and dollar amount of awards given each year will depend on the availability of funds. Chapters must submit a project proposal, including a budget for the event, which would ideally take place in the Spring of 2024, although reimbursement for Fall 2023 events will be considered.

Chapters receiving awards will be required to provide a progress report to the RSA graduate student members of the Board of Directors by June 1 of the funding year. Awardees are especially encouraged to consider how they can share the project with other RSA chapters and individual RSA members through the use of technology (podcast, webcast, etc.). All applications must be received by February 1, 2024.