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.

CFS – Disability History Association Outstanding Publication Award 2018: Outstanding Article or Book Chapter Award – 1st may 2018

CFS: DHA Outstanding Article or Book Chapter Award (1 May 2018)

Disability History Association Outstanding Publication Award 2018: Outstanding Article or Book Chapter Award

The Disability History Association (DHA) promotes the relevance of disability to broader historical enquiry and facilitates research, conference travel, and publication for scholars engaged in any field of disability history.

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DHA is excited to announce its 7th Annual Outstanding Publication Award.

In 2018, the award committee will accept article and book chapter submissions. Submissions are welcome from scholars in all fields who engage in work relating to the history of disability. Article and book chapter submissions may have one or multiple authors. They must contain new and original scholarship.

Although the award is open to all authors covering all geographic areas and time periods, the publication must be in English, and must have a publication date within the year preceding the submission date (i.e. 1/1/2017 – 5/1/2018). If your article or book chapter was published in 2017, or it will be published in the first four months of 2018, your article or book chapter is eligible for the prize.

The amount of the award is $200 for first place and $100 for honorable mention.

All submissions should be sent to the award committee care of Michael Rembis no later than May 1, 2018.

Authors should arrange for one electronic (.pdf or .doc) copy of the article or book chapter to be sent directly to the award committee at: Michael Rembis, Department of History, University at Buffalo, marembis@buffalo.edu.

In the interest of modeling best practices in the field of disability history, we require that the publisher/author provide an electronic copy in text-based .pdf or .doc file compatible with screen reading software for the review committee. We understand that copyright rules apply, and we will only use the electronic copy for the purposes of the DHA Outstanding Publication Award.  Manuscripts not provided in accessible electronic formats for screen reading software in a timely manner will not be considered for the prize.

Please include the full bibliographic citation of your submission in the Chicago Manual of Style format.

The Disability History Association Board will announce the recipient of the DHA Outstanding Publication Award in September 2018.

Members of the DHA Board are not eligible for the award.

More infos on H-Net.