Graduate-Student Travel Grants
Travel grants have been awarded for the 2016 conference in New Orleans. Information about Graduate Student Grants is provided for those contemplating applications for future meetings.
Each year, the SAA awards travel grants to dissertation-candidate members. Awardees receive $400 in travel support and remission of the conference registration fee of $90.
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. Students may not receive a travel award more than twice.
Each application is comprised of two parts:
- A letter, not to exceed 400 words, stating the seminar in which the student is enrolled and explaining how this seminar relates to the student’s dissertation in progress.
- The name and e-mail contact information for the student’s Director of Graduate Studies or Department Chair. The person so identified will be contacted by the SAA and asked to provide the following information: (1) the date of approval of the student’s dissertation topic; (2) the expected date of completion; (3) the date when all other degree requirements were completed; (4) a statement of departmental policy on travel support for graduate students; (5) the amount of funding the student will receive (if any) toward attendance of the SAA meeting. Letters of reference are not solicited and will not be reviewed.
- A curriculum vitae.
Applications are due by 1 November each year. Awards are announced by 1 December.