Guidelines for SMB Financial Support for Travel to Meetings
Other than the SMB Annual Meeting (revised July 2002)

submitted by Lisa Sattenspiel

Guidelines for support of SMB members for travel to meetings other than our annual meeting were revised at the last board meeting (July 2002). The following guidelines have been approved by the board of directors:

Application materials to be submitted:

  1. 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, PhD student, post-doc, etc.) as well.
  2. 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.
  3. A copy of the applicant’s C.V.
  4. A statement of expected travel expenses, indicating the amount of funding received or requested from other sources.
  5. 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

Send application materials to:
Lisa Sattenspiel
Department of Anthropology
107 Swallow Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211 USA
Fax: (573) 884-5450

Note: If applying after August 2003, please check website or newsletter for any changes in submission details.