WITH CONFERENCE GRANT - 2016
The Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) Special Interest Group (SIG) for Women in Technological History (WITH) announces its conference grant for 2016. Designed to defray some costs associated with attending the SHOT conference (such as lodging, meals, and other incidental expenses), the grant is open to individuals giving a paper at the 2016 annual meeting in Singapore. The reviewing committee prioritizes scholars whose presentations address women, gender, race, ethnicity, and/or difference in the history of technology. Women, minorities, international scholars, and those who are new to SHOT, are particularly encouraged to apply. For more information on SHOT 2016 in Singapore, see:http://shot2016.org/home.php.
Awardees receive a check for $250 with the possibility of additional funds depending on stated need and WITH’s resources. Winners will be recognized in Singapore at the WITH luncheon meeting, where they will receive a check for the amount of the grant. Applicants should register and pay for the SHOT Conference and the WITH luncheon individually, prior to the conference registration deadline.
To apply, please send a cover letter, a brief budget outlining anticipated expenses associated with your trip to Singapore (including any grants or funding you have already received), an abstract of your proposed paper with evidence that it has been accepted by the SHOT program committee, and a one page curriculum vitae. All application materials should be forwarded to the chair of the award committee firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline for the WITH Travel Award is May 10th, 2016.
Applicants should also consider applying for a SHOT travel grant, a larger program intended to help cover the more substantial costs of airfare and basic conference registration. You may receive both a WITH conference grant and a SHOT travel grant in the same year, since the programs cover different types of expenses. SHOT travel grants are particularly intended for graduate students, independent scholars, and young professionals just beginning their careers, as well as SHOT International Scholars. Eligible members residing outside the US, Canada, and Western Europe are especially encouraged to apply. For more information on SHOT travel grants, please see: http://www.historyoftechnology.org/about_us/travel_grants.html.