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.
Student applicants do not have to have prior work experience, just an interest in scholarly publishing.
SSP’s 2013 travel grant program has grants for up to 14 successful applicants. The awards will support travel to and attendance at SSP¹s 35th Annual Meeting, to be held June 5-7 in San Francisco, CA, as well as SSP membership for 2013. 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 $1,000 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.
The application deadline is Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
Applications must be completed online, follow this link to the application. Grant awardees will be selected and notified by the first week 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.
For more details of session abstracts, speakers, and hotel details, click here. SSP is a dynamic membership organization, working to advance the development of members through education and networking.