Conference Travel Grant Committee

DATE: 12/3/2010; revised 12/22/2010

MEMBER ROSTER:

Yongyi Song (co-chair)

Dajin Sun (co-chair)

Dongyun Ni

Maggie Wang

Qinghua Xu

Xiaoyin Zhang

Wenwen Zhang

IS THIS AN Interim or annual
REPORT?
_X_ Interim __Annual

LIST SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES THE
COMMITTEE HAS DONE SINCE LAST REPORT:

1.      The
committee has set up an action plan to guide its work for the year 2010-2011,
which includes the following items:

  • Administrate and
    award the CALA Conference Travel Grant
    (referred to as Grant below) to the qualified candidates for the year 2010-2011
    following the Guidelines (See http://www.cala-web.org/node/835) and the timeline delineated below.

February 2011 - Announce the availability of the Grant on the
CALAList and invite/solicit application from the CALA membership.

March 2011 - Send one or two reminder emails about the Grant to the
CALAList.

April 9, 2011 - Close
the application process and begin review of the applications.

April 18, 2011 - Decide
on the final recipients and report the final list to the CALA Executive
Director, President, and the CALA Board of Directors for review and approval.

April 30 2011 - Notify
the final recipients of the awards and post the recipient list on the CALAList.

  • Confirm with the
    CALA Executive Director and President that the CALA Board has approved the
    official standing status of the Conference Travel Grant Committee at its 2010
    annual meeting in Washington, D.C. and work subsequently with the Constitution
    and Bylaws Committee on an amendment to add the Conference Travel Grant
    Committee to the CALA Bylaws after the vote and ratification of general
    membership in 2011.
  • Discuss and
    review other potential topics and initiatives that this committee may decide to
    take on to further the committee's work in future. This item will be addressed
    after the above two action items are complete and will be on the committee's
    agenda throughout the year.

2.      The
committee will work with the Constitution and Bylaws Committee on the
procedure(s) to add the Conference Travel Grant Committee officially into the
CALA Bylaws once it is voted and ratified by the general membership in the 2011
vote.

LIST COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS, IF ANY, TO THE BOARD:

  • None