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Harper Fund Award
2015 George Mills Harper Fund Award Winner
Sarah Lucena, University of Georgia
In honor of SAMLA past president George Mills Harper, SAMLA established the Harper Fund Award to provide graduate students with travel funds to attend the annual conference. 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 of the English Department 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.
Applications Available: April 1, 2016
Application Deadline: June 26, 2016
The application deadline for the 2016 Harper Fund Award has passed. No further applications will be accepted. The 2016 recipient(s) will be announced by August 31, 2016. Applications for the 2017 Harper Fund Award will be available on April 1,2017.
Please contact Paul Donnelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.413.5816 with any questions.
Draft of SAMLA 88 Conference Schedule published to website for participant review.
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Early Registration Deadline
All participants will be required to have a conference year (2016–17) SAMLA membership and to register for the conference.
Undergraduate Research Forum Session Information Form Deadline
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