Travel Awards

Travel Awards


Thank you to all who applied! Decision notifications will be sent soon.

The deadline for Travel Award applications was January 4th, 8:00 PM EST.  

Five types of travel awards are offered as a benefit for SRCD members to support attendance at the SRCD Biennial Meeting:

  1. Jacobs Foundation International Travel Awards
  2. SRCD International Travel Awards
  3. SRCD Student Travel Awards
  4. SRCD Early Career Travel Awards
  5. Neimark Student Travel Awards (new for 2017)

General Information

  • Applicants may only apply for one award and must have an active SRCD Membership for application site access.
  • Recipients of all travel awards must be members of SRCD at the time of the 2017 Biennial Meeting and attend the meeting.
  • The award may be used for Biennial Meeting-related expenses, as determined by the recipient. No receipts are required.
  • NOTE: The Biennial Meeting program is presented in English.

Specific Qualifications for Each Award Type

Jacobs Foundation International Travel Award Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be current and ongoing Emerging Nations International members of SRCD. They must also be either a graduate student (have not received a doctoral degree) or early career professional (received their doctoral degree after 1/1/12). Having more than one year of membership will be given favorable consideration.
  • Applicants must be a citizen of and reside in low-income, lower-middle-income or upper-middle-income economies as defined by the World Bank criteria.
  • Applicants must be presenting as either a first author or a conversation roundtable participant on at least one accepted submission. High review ratings for a submission count positively as does the number of accepted presenting roles.
  • The award may be used for Biennial Meeting-related expenses, as determined by the recipient. No receipts are required but awards will be distributed at the meeting in Austin.
  • The $1,500 award will be given to approximately 20 awardees.

SRCD International Travel Award Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be current and ongoing members of SRCD. Applicants may be scholars of any level with at least an undergraduate degree, but scholars who are more than 5 years beyond their Ph.D. or equivalent degree must make a case for need. Having more than one year of membership will be given favorable consideration.
  • Applicants must be citizens of and reside in any country outside of North America, but preference will be given to applicants from a country with a low-incomelower-middle-income or upper-middle-income economy as defined by the World Bank criteria.
  • Applicants must be presenting as either a first author or a conversation roundtable participant on at least one accepted submission. High review ratings for a submission count positively as does the number of accepted presenting roles.
  • The award may be used for Biennial Meeting-related expenses, as determined by the recipient. No receipts are required but awards will be distributed at the meeting in Austin.
  • The award amount will vary with amounts up to $1,000.

SRCD Student Travel Award Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be current and ongoing graduate student members of SRCD who have not received their doctoral degree. Having more than one year of membership will be given favorable consideration.
  • Applicants must be presenting as either a first author or a conversation roundtable participant on at least one accepted submission. High review ratings for a submission count positively as does the number of accepted presenting roles.
  • The award may be used for Biennial Meeting-related expenses, as determined by the recipient. No receipts are required but awards will be distributed at the meeting in Austin.
  • The $300 award will be given to approximately 200 awardees.

SRCD Early Career Travel Award Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be current and ongoing early career members of SRCD who received their doctoral degree after 1/1/12. Having more than one year of membership will be given favorable consideration.
  • Applicants must be presenting as either a first author or a conversation roundtable participant on at least one accepted submission. High review ratings for a submission count positively as does the number of accepted presenting roles.
  • The award may be used for Biennial Meeting-related expenses, as determined by the recipient. No receipts are required but awards will be distributed at the meeting in Austin.
  • The $500 award will be given to approximately 40 awardees.

Neimark Student Travel Award Qualifications:

SRCD is excited to announce the creation of the Neimark Student Travel Award. This award is made possible by a generous endowment from Dr. Edith D. Neimark. 

  • Applicants must be current and ongoing undergraduate or graduate student members of SRCD who have not received their doctoral degree.
  • Preference will be given to those attending their first SRCD biennial meeting.
  • The award is open to any undergraduate or graduate SRCD member who hopes to attend the biennial meeting.
  • Preference will be given to scholars who submitted to the general program, but acceptance is not a requirement. Financial need is also a criterion.
  • The award may be used for Biennial Meeting-related expenses, as determined by the recipient. No receipts are required.
  • The $500 award will be given to four awardees along with a one-year membership to SRCD.

Questions? Contact Matt Ferrett at travelawards@srcd.org or (734) 926-0600.