Travel grant application

For the past decade, the IVSA has awarded modest travel grants to support members who need support in order to attend the organization’s annual conference. The funds are drawn from IVSA resources, and the total yearly amount is largely contingent on the magnitude of the cash flow resulting from royalties earned from our journal, Visual Studies.

The funds are awarded by a committee, which examines the applications in a blind review. This means that the committee does not know the names of the applicants and assigns numerical ratings to several indexes.

These are not merit awards; the guiding principle is to fund those “coming the farthest with the greatest need.” We are pleased to consider advanced graduate students as well as the increasing number of teacher/scholars in non-tenure track, part-time or contract employment, in addition to full-time, tenured faculty. The IVSA seeks applicants who are truly in need.

Recipients must be a first author of a paper or other presentation to be considered.

The funds are only available for travel expenses (air, train or bus tickets) and visa expenses. We do not fund hotel expenses, meals, or conference registration fees.

Awarded funds are paid on location at the conference at a specified award meeting that is announced at the opening address. The funds are paid either by a check drawn on a US bank and issued at the actual conference or via PayPal. These are the only two options. Depending on perceived needs, the amount awarded to individuals will be either $500 or $1,000. There are no exceptions in payment options, and if you receive an award we will communicate with you directly to determine whether you are able to receive and deposit a bank check.

Please note that travel grant recipients must provide documentation of actual, paid travel expenses in order to receive the travel grant funds.

The IVSA does not duplicate funding from other sources that may fund your travel to the IVSA site or nearby. Travel grants are only open to IVSA members who have already registered for the annual conference.

If you are already a paid up member, please login to your account and register for the conference. If you are not yet a member, please consider joining the IVSA. Once you have joined, you may then register for the conference and apply for a travel grant.

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