As part of our commitment to promoting the work of disability historians, DHA is proud to announce an annual graduate student scholarship to attend professional academic conferences. This award is not restricted by the geographic location or type of professional academic conference. The fellowship committee will award either 2 applicants $250 or one applicant $500, depending on strength of proposals and need. The Association will cover expenses to convert currencies if necessary.
To apply for this scholarship applicants should provide a one-page (roughly 250- word cover letter outlining when, where, and what kind of conference will be attended. Applicants should clearly explain their reason for wanting to attend the conference and what benefits are anticipated by this experience. For example, a candidate may have been accepted to present a paper or may want to interview for jobs at the conference; another may want to do both or may want to learn more about subjects presented that relate to his/her own work.
This year's award covers Fall 2010 through summer 2011; the due date for applications is September 10, 2010. The current scholarship review committee this year includes DHA members Mike Rembis, Susan Burch, and Graham Warder.
Awardees will be announced on the H-Dis listserv. In accepting the scholarship, winners commit to writing a brief article (500-750 words) about the conference for the next DHA newsletter appearing after the event.
For more information on the scholarship please contact Susan Burch at sburch@middlebury. Edu