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112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

This page is about the 2014 conference. For 2015 conference info, go to PAMLA 2015.

Graduate Student Scholarships

Thanks to the generous support of many PAMLA members, we are able to offer a limited number of scholarships for select graduate students who will be presenting papers at the 2014 conference. Unfortunately, given the fact that scholarship funds come entirely from PAMLA member donations, only a limited number of scholarships are available.

PAMLA members may make donations to the Graduate Student Scholarship Fund by mailing checks made out to PAMLA to Craig Svonkin.


  • Must be current member of PAMLA at the time of application.
  • Must be graduate student working towards an M.A., M.F.A., or Ph.D.  Post-docs are not eligible.
  • Must have a paper proposal marked as confirmed for the 2014 conference.

Amounts Awarded

In 2014, selected graduate students will receive a $100 scholarship for travel to and participation in the 2014 PAMLA conference in Riverside.

Application Process

Eligible graduate students must submit an online application by August 1 using the form below.  On the application, you will be asked to describe your project and the way in which it contributes to or advances the scholarship in your field of study. In your response, address the relevance of your paper to either the conference theme of “Familiar Spirits” or the larger field of literatures and languages.

Complete applications shall be forwarded to the PAMLA Graduate Student Scholarship Committee who will select the grant recipients based upon a combination of unreimbursed travel expenses to attend the conference and the way in which the presentation advances the study of pacific, ancient, and modern languages and/or relates to the conference theme of “Familiar Spirits.”

Graduate Student Scholarship Application

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This form is closed as of August 10th.