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Final Deadlines for Annual Meeting Travel Support for Students Are Approaching

Monday, June 11, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rosalind V. Rini Larson
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The American Folklore Society offers several forms of financial support to those planning on participating in the annual meeting, and the deadlines for the last of these—both geared toward students or new professionals—are coming up quickly:

Polly Stewart Student Travel Stipend (Due June 25, 2018)

The AFS Women’s Section invites applications for the Polly Stewart travel stipends for one or more students to attend the AFS annual meeting. If enough qualified applications are received, the Section awards a First Place Prize of $500 and a Second Place Prize of $300 in the hopes of facilitating participation in the annual meeting by emerging scholars who show promise of furthering the study of women’s folklore, gender issues in folklore, and/or feminist approaches to the study of folklore. The award supports travel costs (transportation, meeting registration, lodging and/or per diem expenses) for students or recent graduates who are members of the AFS Women’s Section and who plan to attend the annual meeting and present her/his work.

Archie Green Student Travel Awards (Due July 15, 2018)

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. The Section is interested in supporting graduate and undergraduate students who have an interest in working as public folklorists, or who have chosen public folklore as a primary topic of research.

For more information, or to learn how to apply, visit:

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