The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) has a Travel Grant program designed to assist members with the costs of attending the Society’s annual meeting. Grants will be available for attendance at the 2017 meeting of the Society in Denver, Colorado, USA, June 18-24, 2017. Meeting information can be found at http://spnhc2017denver.org.
The SPNHC Annual Meeting Travel Grant program consists of two different grants:
The Fitzgerald Travel grants are $750 each. Preference will be given to graduate students or emerging professionals in fields related to the management and preservation/conservation of natural history collections. A total of $3,000 is allocated to the program for this grant. Each year, the number of Fitzgerald grants awarded may vary, as determined by the members of the SPNHC Annual Meeting Travel Grant Program Committee depending on the number and quality of the applicants.
The Christine Allen Travel Grant is a single grant of $750. This grant is dedicated to the memory of Christine Allen, who worked for University Products, Gaylord Brothers and Hollinger Metal Edge during her long career in museum support. She was a long time member and supporter of the Society and worked tirelessly with many of us to ensure that the products marketed by her companies reflected the needs articulated by the SPNHC membership. The grant is funded by her three former employers. Preference will be given to graduate students or emerging professionals who focus on physical care and preservation/conservation of natural history collections.
Applicants and Awardees’ Requirements
Applicants must be members of the Society. Applicants from the institution(s) hosting the meeting are not eligible. Members who have already received a Travel Grant are not eligible.
Awardees are required to make either an oral or poster presentation at the meeting and to be first author on the presentation. Receipt of a grant is contingent on the acceptance of the applicant’s abstract by the SPNHC 2107 local organizing committee. Conditions of the grant require that successful applicants will also produce a short article (1,000 words) based on their presentation/poster for publication in the SPNHC newsletter, SPNHC Connection, or publish their work in Collection Forum.
SPNHC Membership Application
To become a SPNHC member, please visit http://www.spnhc.org/13/become-a-member. Scroll down to the bottom of the webpage, and click on the link, Join SPNHC Today. Please email the application to the appropriate address listed on the bottom of the membership application form.
Travel Grant Application
Allen Travel Grant 2017 (PDF)
Fitzgerald Travel Grant 2017 (PDF)
The deadline for applications is January 13, 2017. Members of the SPNHC Annual Meeting Travel Grant Program Committee will review the grant applications and select recipients. Successful applicants will be notified no later than March 15, 2017. If you find that you are not able to attend the SPNHC annual meeting, your grant may be awarded to another deserving applicant.
For general enquiries about the annual SPNHC Annual Meeting Travel Grant program, contact Elise V. LeCompte, Chair, SPNHC Travel Grant Program Committee, Florida Museum of Natural History, , 352-273-1925.