Shakespeare Association of America

Graduate-Student Travel Grants

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 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 three 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.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • 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.

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