The deadline for all SMT 2020 travel grants is September 1, 2020.
The application portal is now OPEN.

We ask that applicants NOT register for the conference until after decisions have been announced. 

 

Adjunct instructors, independent scholars who do not hold academic positions, and all those for whom conference attendance would pose financial difficulties and who have no access to other funding are invited to apply for this award.    We recognize that the virtual format of the 2020 conference and the far-reaching impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic may result in unexpected difficulties and challenges for conference attendees.  The primary intent of these grants in 2020 is to waive the conference registration fee for grant recipients.

Purpose

This award is intended to help those for whom conference attendance would pose financial difficulties and who have no access to other funding, to help defray the costs associated with attending the SMT Annual Meeting. 

Eligibility

  • Applicants need not be SMT members.
  • Adjunct instructors, independent scholars who do not hold academic positions, and all those for whom conference attendance would pose financial difficulties and who have no access to other funding are invited to apply.
  • Students are not typically eligible to apply for this grant; however, for 2020 only, full-time graduate students may apply.
  • Preference is given to those who are presenting a paper and have not been awarded this grant previously.

Award

Typically up to 5 grants are made, with a maximum award of $400.  Note that for the 2020 virtual conference, the typical award will be the registration fee, and we anticipate awarding far more grants than in previous years. 

Administration

These grants are made possible in part by donations from the SMT-Forward campaign.

Application Process

To apply for this grant, please fill out the online Grant application form

  • You must log in first in order to fill out this form.
  • If you are having trouble with the online form, please email the SMT Executive Director.

For comments and inquiries, please email the Executive Director.

 

  The deadline for all SMT 2020 travel grants is September 1, 2020.
The application portal is now OPEN.

We ask that applicants NOT register for the conference until after decisions have been announced.