At the Digital Americanists business meeting in May of 2018, DA members present at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference in San Francisco, CA, unanimously voted for instituting a travel grant for graduate students to cover some of the costs associated with participating in DA-sponsored events. Our upcoming call for papers for ALA 2019 will include the option for graduate students to apply for $100 travel funding. Funding will be awarded based on financial need (preference may be given to graduate students without existing support for travel and professional development) as well as the strength of the proposed paper. Scholars without institutional affiliation/support will also be considered.
The Digital Americanists would like to thank those DA members who support our organisation with annual donations for making this travel grant possible. We see this grant as a first step to making the Digital Americanists more welcoming to early career scholars. If you would also like to support us, please consider becoming a donor.
Our CFP for ALA 2019 will go live soon.