Shakespeare Association of America

Travel Grants for Contingents and Independents

Each year, the SAA awards conference travel grants for contingent academics—including adjunct and limited-term faculty, lecturers, instructors, and independent research 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 participate 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 documents employment history.
  • A letter, not to exceed 400 words, that states the conference role the applicant will undertake, describes how participation will advance the applicant’s research, and confirms that the applicant does not have access to institutional support for conference travel.

Applications are due by 1 November 2017. Awards are announced by 1 December.

Applications for our 2018 conference in Los Angeles have closed at this time. If you have not heard from the SAA office regarding your award status, please contact us at