Shakespeare Association of America

Travel Grants for Contingent Faculty and Independent Scholars

Each year, the SAA awards travel grants to contingent academics – including adjunct and limited-term faculty, lecturers, instructors, and independent scholars – who do not have access to institutional travel funding.

Awardees receive $400 in travel support and remission of the conference registration fee of $150.  Applicants must be SAA members in good standing, must take part in the meeting program (by speaking in a panel, leading a seminar or workshop, or enrolling in a seminar or workshop), and must attend the full conference.

Each application is comprised of two parts:

  • A brief curriculum vitae that includes information about employment history.
  • A letter, not to exceed 400 words, confirming that the applicant does not have access to institutional support and describing how conference participation will advance the scholarship of the applicant.

Applications are due by 1 November each year.  Awards are announced by 1 December.