Society for Scholarly Publishing: 2015 Travel Grants to Annual Meeting
If you are a student in a publishing or library/information science program, or have been working in this field for three years or less, please consider applying for a grant to attend the SSP Annual Meeting (see details below). If you’re not a potential candidate, but know someone who is, please share this announcement with your fellow-student, colleague, or protégé.
SSP’s 2015 travel grant program has grants for up to 13 successful applicants. The awards will support travel to and attendance at SSP¹s 37th Annual Meeting, to be held May 27-29, 2015 in Arlington VA, as well as SSP membership for 2015. The travel grant program is designed to introduce students of publishing and information science and early career publishing professionals to the many educational and networking opportunities available at the popular and informative SSP annual meeting.
Successful applicants will be granted free registration at the Annual Meeting and will be eligible for reimbursement of up to $1,300 for travel and lodging expenses incurred to attend the meeting. Higher rates of reimbursement are available for applicants located overseas, and the Society offers special encouragement to applicants from outside North America.
Applications must be completed online; see the link to the online form at http://www.sspnet.org/careers/travel-grants-recipients, where a list of previous grant winners is also available.
The application deadline is Wednesday, April 1st, 2015. Grant awardees will be selected and notified as early as possible in April.
The SSP Board has developed several supporting programs that will help grant awardees optimize their experience. Awardees will be paired with mentors who hold senior management positions within SSP member organizations. Mentors will help grantees plug into the educational and networking opportunities available at the Annual Meeting. Additionally, the meeting program will offer several opportunities designed to engage those who are relatively new to the industry.
SSP Annual Meeting 2015: “The New Big Picture: Connecting Diverse Perspectives”
To be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington VA, May 27-29, 2015.
• Charles Watkinson, AUL for Publishing, University of Michigan Libraries
• Ken Auletta, author and New Yorker columnist
• Jennifer Lawton, CEO Makerbot Industries
For details of full program, tracks, sessions, abstracts, speakers, and accommodation, see http://www.sspnet.org/events/annual-meeting/event-home/
SSP is a dynamic membership organization, working to advance the development of members through education and networking.