Guidelines for SMB Financial Support to Travel to Meetings
Other than the SMB Annual Meeting
by Lisa Sattenspiel
Guidelines for support of SMB members to travel to meetings other than our annual meeting were clarified at the last Board meeting (July 2001). The following guidelines have been approved by the Board of Directors.
Application materials to be submitted:
- Applicants must be members of the SMB for at least one year prior to requesting funds. Equal opportunity will be afforded all members with no discrimination on the basis of gender, race, age, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnic background, or religious belief.
- Preference will be given to junior scientists (students, post-docs, and non-tenured junior faculty) who do not have sufficient travel funds from other sources, such as grants. Senior scientists with insufficient travel funds may also be supported, but with lower priority.
- Applicants must be active participants in the meeting for which funds are requested (i.e., must be giving a paper or poster or attending a relevant course).
- Funding will normally consist of no more than $500 US of support per request.
- Priority will be given to individuals who have not received a travel grant from the SMB within the last five years.
- Deadlines for funding requests will be March 15, July 15, and November 15 of each year, with decisions to be made within the two months following.
Send application materials to:
- A letter stating when and where the meeting will be held and how the proposed meeting will contribute to the applicant's research. Indicate applicant's professional status (i.e., undergraduate student, Master's student, Ph.D. student, post-doc, etc.) as well.
- A copy of an abstract for a proposed talk or poster. If no abstract is available, indicate more specifically what will be done at the meeting and why attendance is important for future career goals.
- A copy of the applicant's C.V.
- A statement of expected travel expenses, indicating the amount of funding received or requested from other sources.
- A letter of recommendation from applicant's supervisor (if a student or post-doc) or colleague, including verification of applicant's professional status and need to attend the meeting for which funds are requested
Department of Anthropology
107 Swallow Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Fax: (573) 884-5450
Note: If applying after August, 2002, please check website or newsletter for
any changes in submission details.