If you are interested in presenting at, attending, organizing or participating in the organization of a conference in your area of study or any allied field before April 2013, SLAIS may be able to provide a small amount of financial support. To apply for funding talk to a full-time faculty member whose research and teaching are in your area of interest and ask them to nominate you for the award. When you talk to the faculty member you will need a description of the conference and, if applicable, evidence of your paper or poster proposal submission/acceptance and an estimate of the amount of funding needed.
This money is separate from the conference travel awards on the SLAIS web site.
Information for students in the MACL and MAS/Dual programs will be made in another announcement.
Please, note that
• support is for one conference per year for a Masters student
• students should indicate to the faculty member they ask to make a nomination that they have not received other travel money from this special fund for the current academic year
• support for students *presenting* at or organizing a conference takes precedence over participation in the organization of a conference or attendance; presenting a paper takes precedence over presenting a poster
• After receiving nominations from faculty members to the program chair and relevant faculty members will evaluate the nominations and select those that will be funded and for what amounts
Nominations that have been received by November 1 will be considered at that time. If funds remain after the initial allocation, nominations received at a later date will also be considered. If a student attends a conference prior to November 1st they may still be eligible for funding so long as all the relevant receipts can be submitted.