OAH Conference Travel Grant


shipThe OAH Conference Travel Grant is a need-based grant of up to $1,000 is for scholars other than Ph.D. students who will be presenting at the OAH conference.

The intention of this grant is to enable contingent faculty and other presenters without personal or institutional resources to participate in SHGAPE sponsored or co-sponsored panels. Applicants should email the SHGAPE Program Committee chair a statement

  • Containing the applicant’s name, proposed paper and panel information, and contact information
  • Affirming the need for financial support
  • Affirming that the applicant does not have an institutional affiliation OR that the applicant’s institution does not pay for conference travel.  If the latter, the applicant should attach a letter from the department chair or comparable individual explaining why there are no departmental or institutional funds to support the applicant’s conference travel
  • Providing an estimated budget, including travel costs, registration fees, accommodation, and meals, and specifying all available financial support.

Deadline:  This is due by the SHGAPE panel submission deadline, which typically coincides with the winter application deadline set by the OAH program committee.  Announcements will be sent out via H-SHGAPE and through SHGAPE’s social media outlets.
Winners will be selected by the SHGAPE program committee, on the basis of need and merit.  The award may be divided among multiple recipients, at the program committee’s discretion.  Travel grant recipients are required to join SHGAPE if they are not already members.

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