The Nan Johnson Outstanding Graduate Student Travel Award


The Nan Johnson Outstanding Graduate Student Award is presented biannually in odd years to a graduate student working in the field of composition and rhetoric to recognize outstanding scholarship and research in the areas of feminist pedagogy, practice, history, and theory. The award is designed to assist students who would like to attend the Feminisms and Rhetorics conference by providing a $100.00 travel stipend and conference registration. To be eligible for the award, a nominee must be a member of CFSHRC at the time of nomination.

Award Recipients

FemRhet 2015—Apil Cobos, Old Dominion University
FemRhet 2013Award not given this year
FemRhet 2011—Tara Wood, University of Oklahoma


  • Student must be an accepted presenter at the conference
  • Student must be a Coalition member
  • Student must provide a letter describing the ways in which their research is consistent with the conference theme and the mission of the Coalition
  • Students should provide a letter from a faculty member in their program indicating support for the application and that they do not have other significant financial support for the conference

Application and Contact

Date for submission is Sept 1 of FemRhet conference years; Send applications to:

Jenn Fishman
Immediate Past President, CFSHRC
English, Marquette Hall 115
1217 W. Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Contact Jenn Fishman ( for additional information.