International Student Travel Awards from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion

Laurence Cox, a colleague in NUI Maynooth’s Department of Sociology has forwarded the following note about the availability of Travel Awards for Students to attend the Society for Scientific Study of Religion annual conference in Indianapolis next October.
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This year The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion is encouraging international students to participate and to consider submitting applications for travel funding to its annual conference, to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 31 – November 2, 2014.

SSSR STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS
Travel assistance to help defray the costs of attending the annual meetings is available for graduate students. Formal application using the form supplied is required for consideration (Application). Applicants are asked include an abstract of their paper and to provide their contact information, name of their academic advisor, academic program status (MA, ABD, on the job market, etc.), if they have attended the SSSR meetings before, their SSSR program status (presenting, co-author but not presenting, etc.), and any additional sources of funding such as departmental travel assistance or some similar funding.

Application Form:
http://www.sssrweb.org/pdf/Student_Travel_Award_Application_2012.doc

Applicants should download the form, fill out all the required information and submit electronically by March 31, 2014. This is the same as the deadline for submitting a paper abstract or session proposal. SSSR has instituted a policy of mandatory preregistration and prepayment for 2014 with a deadline of May 31. Therefore, award winners will be notified by April 30 (same day as notification of paper or session acceptance) so they can plan accordingly.

Please send applications to:

Gabriel Acevedo, Chair, Student Travel Awards Committee
Gabriel.Acevedo@usta.edu

Applications received after the deadline will not necessarily receive consideration. Awardees will be notified by email by April 30, and the award checks will be distributed IN PERSON at the SSSR meeting

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