The Society for Psychological Anthropology (SPA) is pleased to announce a new funding program – the International Early Career Scholar Travel Grant Program – whose purpose is to provide funding for international scholars to travel to the United States to participate in conferences affiliated with the SPA. Applications are open to non-U.S. citizens who work in an academic or applied capacity broadly related to anthropology or who are attending a graduate school outside of the United States. Applicants need not be a member of the SPA or the AAA, but must be presenting a paper or poster. Given the overlap in interests between the SPA and the ACYIG, I would urge you to consider applying if the circumstances fit.
The travel grant will provide funding for all costs associated with the conference, including room and board, transportation, and conference registration fees up to US$2,000. In addition to providing funding, grantees will also be paired with a senior scholar working in their area of research for the purposes of mentorship and networking. The first funding cycle will provide scholars with an opportunity to attend the Annual Meeting of the AAA in Washington DC in November 2014 and the second cycle to attend the Biennial Meeting of the SPA in Boston, MA in April 2015. More details on the award and the application can be found on the SPA’s website (IECSTG).
We understand that it can be difficult for international scholars to find a paper session in which they can present their work. To help interested scholars locate sessions to join at the 2014 AAA Annual Meeting in Washington DC, we have created a forum on which they can post brief description of their paper and contact information on the SPA website here:2014 AAA.
Please help us make this program successful by sharing this email with your colleagues and students. If you have any questions on the program, please don’t hesitate to contact me.