Anyone with disability-related expenses for participating in the annual meeting is invited to apply for the Accessibility Travel Grant. We recognize that the virtual format of the 2020 conference and the impact of COVID-19 may result in unique challenges and difficulties for attendees with disabilities and illnesses. We welcome applications from conference participants for whom those circumstances will incur expenses with regard to accessibility needs. We also welcome applications from conference participants who are facing financial difficulties or burdens due to disability or illness during the COVID-19 pandemic.


SMT offers a grant to help defray costs for those whose participation in the Annual Meeting incurs extra disability-related expenses.

This grant is made possible in part by donations from the SMT-Forward campaign.

Please note that SMT itself does not provide for, arrange for, or recommend any specific services.


The maximum amount awarded for this grant is $400. Note that for the 2020 virtual conference, we will also be awarding smaller grants in the amount of the registration fee, and we anticipate awarding more grants than in previous years.

Application Process

*Please note that the 2020 application deadline has passed.

To apply for an accessibility grant, please fill out the online accessibility grant application form. Note that the application asks for a funding statement, which should include any funding available to you for the conference for which you are applying (include specific dollar amounts). The application also asks for a Disability Funding Needs statement, which should explain the specific circumstances for which you are requesting funding.

Open to SMT members only.

Note that if you have not already done so, you must log in first in order to fill out this form.

For technical issues with the application, please contact the SMT Executive Director; other comments and inquiries may be directed to the chair of the Accessibility Committee.