Call for Applicants: Disability History Association Graduate Student Travel Award

 

Call for Applicants: Disability History Association Graduate Student Travel Award

As part of our commitment to promoting the work of disability historians at all career stages, the Disability History Association (DHA) is proud to invite graduate students to apply for our conference travel award. The award is meant to support travel to professional academic conferences and is not restricted by geographic location. The committee will award up to two graduate student applicants $250 (US) each to support attendance at conferences between April 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020. The Association will cover expenses in currencies other than U.S. dollars if necessary.

To apply for this award, applicants should provide a one-page (roughly 250-word) letter explaining what conference they plan to attend, where, and when. Applicants should clearly explain their reason for wanting to attend the conference and what benefits they expect to receive from the experience, especially benefits relating to their work in disability history. For example, a candidate may have been accepted to present a paper on a disability history project or may want to interview for jobs at the conference; another may want to learn more about subjects presented that relate to their own work in disability history. Please explain with as much detail and clarity as possible how the conference attendance intersects with the broad field of disability history.

This year’s award covers the period from April 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2020.

Applicants must be members of the DHA in order to receive this scholarship.

Awardees will be announced on the H-Disability listserv. In accepting the scholarship, winners commit to writing a brief reflection (500-750 words) about the conference that will be shared with our membership.

Please send applications to Caroline Lieffers: clieffers@gmail.com.

More information on the DHA website.


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