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May 15th, 2015

WITH Travel Grant: SHOT Meeting in Albuquerque 2015

WITH TRAVEL AWARD -A Call for “New Voices” in Technological History

Women in Technological History

The SHOT Special Interest Group for Women in Technological History [WITH] announces its travel award for 2015. The purpose of the award is to encourage participation of “new voices” at the annual meeting of the Society for the History of Technology [SHOT]. WITH invites applications from scholars presenting topics or perspectives underrepresented in SHOT as well as fromindividuals who can contribute to the annual meeting’s geographic and cultural diversity.

For more information on the SHOT 2015 meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from October 8-11 see here.

Eligibility for the WITH Travel Awardis open to individuals who are giving a paper at the SHOT annual meeting. Priorities for the WITH award include supporting scholars, including graduate students, who are non-US, non-Western, or who are new to SHOT, belong to a group underrepresented in SHOT, and or whose paper addresses women, gender, race, ethnicity, and/or difference in the history of technology.

The Travel Award is designed to help defray some of the costs associated with attending the SHOT annual meeting.  Awardees receive a check for $250 with the possibility of additional funds depending on stated need and WITH’s resources.  The winner(s) will also be honoured as our guest(s) at the annual WITH breakfast or lunch.

To apply, please send a cover letter and brief budget outlining anticipated expenses associated with your trip to Albuquerque (including any grants or funding you have already received), an abstract of your proposed paper with evidence that it has been accepted by the SHOT program committee, and a one page curriculum vitae.  All application materials should be forwarded to the chair of the award committee at pedwards@shepherd.edu.  The application deadline for the WITH Travel Award is July 5, 2015.