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Archie Green Student Travel Award Deadline Extended

Thursday, June 23, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shannon K. Larson
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Please note that the application deadline for the Archie Green Student Travel Award has been extended to July 15, 2016. Applications should be sent via email to committee chair Thomas Richardson at The July 15th deadline includes receipt of all letters of support. Letters of support can be emailed together with the application, or sent directly to Please be sure your subject line references the Archie Green Student Travel Award.

About the Archie Green Student Travel Awards

The AFS Public Programs Section will provide up to three awards of up to $500 each, named for folklorist and activist Archie Green of San Francisco, for students to defray costs for traveling to the meeting. Winners will also receive copies of seminal Archie Green works to better familiarize themselves with his work. The Section is interested in supporting graduate and undergraduate students who have an interest in working as public folklorists, or who have chosen an area of public folklore as a primary topic of research.

Application materials will consist of: (1) a two-page letter written by the applicant, (2) a letter of support written by a faculty member or public folklorist that describes the student’s interest in public folklore and supports the student’s plan for using the AFS meeting to further her or his interests in public folklore, and (3) a budget outlining anticipated expenses. The applicant’s letter should address her/his interest in public folklore, goals for attending the meeting, and plans for using the resources of the meeting to further her/his academic and/or professional development.

Previous recipients of student travel awards are not eligible to apply.

Awards will be announced in early August.

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