SAA Annual Meeting Travel Grant

The Delaware Valley Archivists Group is offering travel grants for members to attend the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, to be held in Austin, TX in August 2019. All DVAG members in good standing are encouraged to apply.

Applicants can review the application (dvag_travel_grant_application_2019).

Completed applications, including a copy of the applicant’s resume, should be directed to chairDVAG@gmail.com. The deadline to apply is 11:59pm on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

Winner(s) will be announced no later than Monday, July 1, in time for the winner(s) to take advantage of early bird conference registration, which ends on July 5, 2019.

Eligibility Requirements

All DVAG members may apply. However, we are particularly interested in supporting first-time SAA attendance and may give preference to early career professionals and students. Applicants must be DVAG members in good standing as of June 15, 2019.

Funds can only be used to attend the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Annual Meeting in Austin, TX from July 31 to August 6. Funds may be used toward main meeting registration, hotel, transportation, or meals. They may not be used for pre-conference programs, tours, leisure activities, or alcohol.

Requirements for Winners

The winner(s) must share an account of their conference experience. Ways to do so include, but are not limited to, writing a blog post on their experience for DVAG’s blog or live tweeting one session per day while at the conference. Submissions are due by September 1, 2019.

Additionally, the winner(s) must plan a post-conference wrap-up event with the assistance of the DVAG Planning Committee.

Winner(s) must submit expense receipts to DVAG’s Treasurer by August 31, 2019 and will get reimbursed (rather than receiving a check outright). Given the limited funds, we encourage the winners to take advantage of early bird registration, which ends on July 5, 2019.

Grant recipients may receive up to $1500. Grant recipients and their award amounts will be decided based on need, institutional support, and the importance of this conference to their professional development. We recognize that any amount up to $1500 will not pay all expenses for most attendees but hope it will make conference attendance easier for the winner(s).


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