Conference Travel Grant Committee

Date: June 17, 2009

Member Roster:
Mengxiong Liu (Chair)
Wenxian Zhang
Liana Zhou

Is this an interim or annual report?: Annual report

List significant activities the committee has done since last report:
The Committee started as a Taskforce with a task to develop the CALA Conference Travel Grant Guidelines. After the Guidelines were approved by the Board, the Taskforce evolved into the Committee with three active members. By the application deadline on May 10th, a total of five applications were received. By using an evaluation grid based on the application requirements, all the applicants were ranked. Due to the short notice and limited number of conferences covered in the 2008-09 cycle, the Committee decided to give out two awards to the two top ranking applications.

List committee recommendations, if any, to the Board:
The Committee's recommendations for the 2008-09 CALA Coference Travel Grant Recipients:

Min Chou and Yi Liang