The Beatrice and John Whiting SPA Biennial Travel Grants

Due December 17, 2018
Please submit completed applications to [email protected]. Submit completed applications as an email attachment with YOUR LAST NAME and WH TRAVEL SUPPORT APPLICATION in the subject line.

The Society for Psychological Anthropology (SPA) announces The Beatrice and John Whiting SPA Biennial Travel Grants to facilitate participation in the SPA Biennial Meetings. The SPA Biennial Meetings represent one of the most important ways in which the SPA promotes and supports the continued growth of the field of psychological anthropology, and these travel grants provide financial assistance to individuals who might not otherwise be able to attend.

Eligibility: 

  • Grants are open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows.
  • All applicants must be making a presentation at the conference in the form of a paper,poster, photo essay or ethnographic film. Individuals who are participating solely as asession chair, discussant or workshop participant are not eligible
  • Awardees must attend at least two full days of the conference, and must stay in the designated conference hotel.
  •  Awardees need not be current members of the SPA.
  • Individuals are not eligible to receive the award if they also are receiving any other funding from the SPA to attend the biennial meeting, such as an International Early Career Scholar Travel Grant, or travel support provided to the SPA Board’s graduate student representative.

Awards of approximately $400 will be awarded to individuals to facilitate their participation in the SPA Biennial Meetings. The number of awards will vary initially and increase as the endowment becomes established.

Information about the application criteria and process will be posted on the SPA website at the time of the Call for Submissions to the 2019 Biennial Meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact The Beatrice and John Whiting SPA Biennial Travel Grant Committee Chair, Tom Weisner ([email protected]).

We thank outgoing SPA Treasurer Hal Odden for his creativity and dedication in establishing this fund.

Application Form
The application is available here: http://spa.americananthro.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/SPA-Travel-Grant-Application_Final-V2_10-30-18.pdf

Interested in making a contribution?

You may make a donation to the Beatrice and John Whiting SPA Biennial Travel Grant Endowment by clicking on the link below. All donations are tax-deductible.

Donate to the Beatrice and John Whiting SPA Biennial Travel Grant Endowment.

All award and selection committees abide by the SPA’s Conflict of Interest Statement and Recusal Policy.