GRN Submission Deadline is April 24

The deadline to submit to the Graduate Research Network is fast approaching! Application submissions are due on April 24.

Participating in the GRN is a great way to get feedback on your research, build community, and learn about what others are doing.

Continue reading, and/or click on the link below, for additional info. Also, feel free to contact any of the RSISU leadership team with any questions.



Join in the 19th annual Graduate Research Network (GRN) on May 24, 2018, as either a presenter or a discussion leader:

Applications for GRN are due soon—by April 24, 2018. But the good news is that applying is a quick, easy process:

What is the GRN?
The GRN is a forum on the first day of the C&W conference dedicated to:
discussing research projects and work in progress related to computers & writing (for instance: culture + technology, multimodal composition, digital writing centers, technical and professional communication, teaching and learning with technology, digital and visual rhetorics, cyberfeminism, technology and graduate training, digital poetics and literatures, digital archives, gaming pedagogy, etc.)
assisting attendees in applying to graduate programs and preparing for the job market.

Thus, the GRN welcomes:
scholars pursuing work at any stage, from those just beginning to consider ideas to those ready to pursue publication
discussion leaders who would like to facilitate engaging intellectual conversations about these projects and/or grad school and the job market.

Who can participate in the GRN?

The GRN is open and free of charge to all registered C&W conference participants. Anyone interested or involved in computers and writing inquiry and/or graduate education should consider participating in this important event. We welcome both new participants as well as those who have attended the GRN before.

What happens at the GRN?

The GRN is a day-long event split into two parts. Lunch will be provided! The morning session consists of roundtable discussions, where researchers are grouped with established C&W scholars with related interests who facilitate conversations and offer suggestions for developing projects and determining suitable venues for publication.
After the lunch, the GRN offers a job market and graduate program workshop that focuses on researching and securing a job in computers & writing (and its related fields of composition, rhetoric, and technical/professional communication) as well as advice on researching graduate programs that support computers & writing inquiry. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of, get advice from, and hear stories about the job market from new and established faculty in the field.

Why register for the GRN?

The opportunity to network in this way with so many other new and established scholars in the field of computers and composition.
The chance to get your name on the GRN program (which can then be listed on your CV as a national conference presentation).
The eligibility for students and non-tenure track faculty to apply for travel grants:
The proposal submission and travel grant application processes are quick and easy.
The people who tend to attend are smart, nice, friendly, and fun people.
The chance to win great prizes!
Free food!

Want to register?

Go to the GRN website and follow the instructions there:

Submit GRN Proposal

Presenters: Complete and submit the online submission form to let us know you’re attending, your interest areas, and a 100-200 word abstract of your project.
Discussion Leaders: Complete and submit the online submission form to let us know you’re attending and your interest areas (so we can better match you up with presenters with common interests).

The deadline for proposal submissions and grant applications is April 24, 2018, at midnight (EST).

Need more info?
C&W GRN page:
e-mail Janice Walker, Coordinator of the GRN:
e-mail Angela Haas, Coordinator of the GRN:
e-mail Patrick Berry or Derek Van Ittersum for job/mentoring workshop info: or

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